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The Dixie Swim Club at the Coaster

FIVE SOUTHERN WOMEN, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. “The Dixie Swim Club” focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them.  And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of ‘teamwork’, rally ‘round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Performances: May 6 – May 29. Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm. Sunday matinees at 3pm May 8, 22, & 29.Thursday, May 26 at 8pmTickets: $20 & $15.Talkback Thursday: May 12 at 7:30. Informal Q & A with cast and director following the performance (special ticket price: adults: $14; students: $8.) Call the Coaster Theater to reserve, 108 N. Hemlock, 503.436.1242.

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