SOUTHBRIDGE – Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for “The Savannah Sipping Society” by Wooten, Jones and Hope, March 25 and 26 at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm St, Southbridge MA. Women are needed for this June production, directed by Mary Gahagan. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Dress comfortably and come to have fun with this delightfully funny play. For more information, call 508-764-2311.
THE STORY: In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch – and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women.