Southern ladies to light up Lowcountry stage

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Donna Dixie is one of the characters in “The Dixie Swim Club.” Photo provided.
Donna Dixie is one of the characters in “The Dixie Swim Club.” Photo provided.

Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions returns to The Shed in Port Royal with “The Dixie Swim Club,” a Southern comedy about friendships that last forever.

The story shares the lives of five unique women whose friendship began many years ago on their college swim team.  

Every August since graduation, they rekindle their relationships in a cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. 

The play looks in on four of those weekends over a period of 33 years as the women catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. 

“One of the most appealing aspects of this play is that the audience will personally relate to most of these real life situations,” said director Margy Oehlert. “That makes it the perfect show for ladies groups and couples. In fact, we’re anticipating sell-out crowds.”

The cast of local talent includes Rebecca Bass, Donna Capps, Toye Hickman, Kelley Gray and Mimi Molina. 

“The Dixie Swim Club,” by Coastal Stage Productions, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

A catered dinner theatre option is available at 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

The Shed is at 809 Paris Ave.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission is $20; reserved dinner theatre seating is $48. RSVP before Wednesday, Oct 18. 

Tickets for all events can be purchased at For local box office or more information, call 843-717-2175.