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The Dixie Swim Club Audition Notice

This is a great ensemble comedy piece and sure to be a real audience pleaser. Every summer five
college swim-team friends rent a cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We first meet the lively
ladies in 1978, 23 years after college graduation, then again in 1983, 1988, and finally in 20ll. For
most of the play the women should look like they’re in their mid-forties to mid-fifties (one is pregnant).
The brief final scene when they are in their 70’s takes place after a short blackout, there is no
time for a complete make-up change, just a wig (possibly) and an overdress. The aging must be accomplished
by skillful acting.
Show dates: March 6-19, 2011
Audition: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, *10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, *4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*Note difference in times
Location: G.P.T. Rehearsal Studio, 315 Fisher Rd., Grosse Pointe 48230
For a refundable fee of $20, scripts will be available for loan at the above address.
Call G.P.T.’s Box Office, 313-881-4004, for staffing hours.
Character Descriptions
SHEREE HOLLINGER, the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive, and a fount of boundless
energy. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized
drives her friends a bit crazy. She is the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who
lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family.
DINAH GRAYSON, the wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relishes
the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything…
except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, Dinah seldom
reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.
LEXIE RICHARDS, a true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youthobsessed
event planner for a chain of four-star hotels. She has never shied away from the occasional
nip or tuck and keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial. Always one to revel in her status
as a man-magnet, Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.
JERI NEAL MCFEELEY is the dizzy ray of sunshine of the group. She’s perky and naïve and always
sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, Jeri Neal has been
protected from life’s seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri
Neal, recently located to Charlottesville, Virginia, continually makes life choices that surprise and
amaze her friends.
VERNADETTE SIMMS is a hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came
shortly after college, and a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher
with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is
self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering
support of these lifelong friends.

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