Dixie Swim Club Becomes Drive-In & Gets Updated Schedule

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:36am

This fall, Curtain Players invites you to drive up, park at the playhouse, and enjoy The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten, live on the big screen! This will be a first for the playhouse, as Curtain Players explores creative and exciting ways to bring you live theater this fall.

As the actors perform inside, Curtain Players is partnering with Blue Skies HD Video to project a livestream of each performance onto a screen outside of the theater so that audiences can enjoy the show, drive-in style, from the comfort of their cars. Audio will be broadcast over FM radio.

Tickets will be priced at $30 per vehicle, and parking will be limited to allow for proper viewing and social distancing. Tickets will be available via the Curtain Players website soon.

Performance dates will be Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26, 2020 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 13 & 20, also at 8 p.m. There will be no matinee performances. 

Guests will be allowed to set up chairs in front of their vehicles; audience members sitting outside their vehicles are encouraged to bring an FM radio. Face masks are strongly encouraged outside of vehicles, and chairs will not be permitted between cars (i.e. everyone stays in their own bubble). These measures are in place to maintain social distancing.

The concession stand will be closed, so patrons are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (no alcohol permitted). Restrooms will be open, and masks are required to enter the playhouse. An attendant at the main entrance will allow guests inside one at a time. House rules will be handed out upon arrival.

These arrangements are subject to change, and Curtain Players will continue to adhere to state and local guidelines. The theater's priority is to present quality community theatre while protecting the health and safety of its actors, volunteers, and patrons. 

The Dixie Swim Club is directed by Cathy Cordy and features Sharifa Andrews (Sheree), Julie Emmert-Silvius (Jeri Neal), Lynne Hull (Lexie), Cheryl Nelson (Dinah), and Gail Stewart (Vernadette). The play follows five Southern women, who met on their college swim team, through four reunion weekends spanning thirty-three years. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outerbanks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives. As the year's pass, they face the challenges of life (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, and more) together in this hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.