‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ opens Thursday at Bainbridge Little Theatre

Published 5:38 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Everyone could use a little dose of Southern humor, and Southern women have notoriously been portrayed in numerous books and plays as having more than their share.  “The Savannah Sipping Society” is no exception.

Imagine the humor that can be written about four unique Southern middle-aged women who happen to meet at a happy hour, and discover their common need to escape the boredom of their daily routines.

As they encourage, abet and enable each other in a series of misadventures over the course of six months, they strengthen each other to regain self-confidence and get a jumpstart on their new lives.

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Imagine the humor that can come from such distinctly different actresses as Ida Cooksey, Marjorie Mayfield, Rachel Crager and Martha Mobley, who take the leading roles. Add to that the wisdom of the grandmother played by Sheila Herendeen and you have the recipe for mayhem. The costumes are colorful and representative of the wild adventures the four undertake.

The play is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, and is being directed by Mike Inlow, who directed the successful production of “The Producers” two years ago.

Most of the action takes place on a beautiful rendition of a Savannah veranda. The set was built by Henri and Barbara Intili and decorated by Mike Inlow.

Jenna Chambless is the stage manager and Joe Livingston is in charge of the lighting.

An after theatre party will be held in the Ruth Langston garden following the opening night production on Thursday.

Production dates are May 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm. and Sunday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, which opens 30 minutes prior to production and reservations can be made on the website, http//www/bainbridgelittletheatre.com, or by emailing bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com