The Dixie Swim Club: A Bittersweet Comedy About Best Friends
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For many, Be Here Now was more than a book on Eastern philosophy, it was a mantra and a way of life. Now it inspires Be Here Now: The Journey of Ram Dass, a play about the book's author, the amazing Ram Dass. Take a psychedelic journey with the man born Richard Alpert who, along with Timothy Leary, was kicked out of Harvard for experimenting with LSD. Alpert later traveled to India where he studied intensely with a guru and was given the name Ram Dass which means "Servant of God." He then returned home and wrote his definitive book -- later deemed the "counterculture's Bible" -- and quickly became a spiritual teacher for an entire generation. Experience the entire trip thanks to this acclaimed new play written by Lynne Kaufman and performed by Warren David Keith. Learn More
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I brought 3 girlfriends who were visiting from out of town to the Dixie Swim Club. We all loved it. It was funny, sentimental, touched our hearts as we could all relate to the characters and long time friendship.. The venue was unique and...continued
Five Southern women, whose friendships began years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Sheree the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and ‘perfect’ life, and continues to be the group’s leader. Dinah, the wise-cracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married – over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise.
As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of ‘teamwork’, rally ‘round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. Fun for the male species also!