Savannah Sipping Society
by Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT)
Aug. 20 - Sep. 29
The Hill Country Community Theatre will transport Highland Lakes audiences to a sultry Georgia veranda with “The Savannah Sipping Society.” In this comedy, four single women “of a certain age” gather for weekly drinking sessions to talk about their lives and expand their horizons. Wendy Ferrell directs the production written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
The comedy follows a group of strangers drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Vickie Cody performs as Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic. She is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals she has no life and no idea how to get one. Donna Petty is Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent death and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. She faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life all alone.
Amy Masuda will play the earthy and boisterous Marlafaye. This good ol’ Texas gal has blasted into Savannah in the wake of a divorce after she caught her husband tomcatting with a 23-year-old dental hygienist. Marlafaye also wants a fresh start on life, along with wreaking righteous revenge on her ex. Tammy Sanders, in her HCCT premier, is cast as Jinx, and rounds out the ensemble. New to Savannah, she is a spunky ball of fire and offers her services as a “life coach” to these needy women. Blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she may be the one most in need of sage advice.
Over six months, and through hilarious misadventures, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new, old friends.
August 20 - September 29, 2020
4003 W FM 2147
Horseshoe Bay, TX, 78657
Rescheduled to August 20 - September 29, 2020.
The Hill Country Community Theatre sets new dates for its production of “The Savannah Sipping Society.” The show was initially set to open on April 23 and was in rehearsal when non-essential businesses in Texas were closed.
During the theatre’s “intermission,” HCCT’s executive director, Mike Rademaekers, has been working hard to get the theatre ready for the green light to reopen. “I believe we have gone above and beyond to get the theatre prepared,” said Rademaekers. “In addition to following all federal, state, and CDC guidelines, we have also upgraded our restrooms to be virtually touch-free.” Now that the Governor’ sStrike Force to Open Texas issued health protocols for Fine Arts Performance Halls, the theatre can open at 50% capacity.
“It is important to us that everyone feel safe here,” said Rademaekers. “Ticketing procedures have changed. Seating is now assigned, and tickets must be purchased over the phone so that we can distance people according to state regulations.” HCCT’s new ticketing procedures and protocols for entering and exiting the building are on their website at thehcct.org/covid-19-updates.
HCCT will present 20 showings of “The Savannah Sipping Society,” opening on August 20 and running through September 29, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:15 PM. There will be no shows on September 3, 4, 5 & 6. “We normally have 12 performances,” explained Rademaekers. “The set was finished and is waiting. The cast is working hard and rehearsing online. We felt they deserved these extra performances after this long wait.”
The comedy follows a group of strangers drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Over six months, and through hilarious misadventures, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new, old friends.
Tickets will go on sale on August 13 for the general public. HCCT season subscribers may make reservations on August 10.
For more information, please call the theatre at (830) 693-2474 or send an email to director@theHCCT.org.