BY JUDY THOMPSON –
The Dixie Swim Club opened with a bang this past weekend, Friday at the little theatre and Saturday at Mena Mountain Resort. The final weekend is coming up, beginning Friday, February 20, 7:30 at OLT. Sunday, February 22, there will be a matinee performance at 2:30. Admission for both dates is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors 60 and over.
Since The Dixie Swim Club is a play about friends, OLT is encouraging area ladies to gather their friend or friends for a special night. “Girls Night Out” will be Saturday, February 21. Tickets are available at Arvest Bank and are $19.00 for general admission and $16.00 for students and seniors. Ticket includes a light dinner at American Artisans with serving beginning at 6:00 PM. Meal includes choice of a cup of either roasted tomato bisque or cauliflower/zucchini bisque and choice of Bow-Tie Pasta (ham, pecans, rosemary/olive oil dressing, feta and parmesan cheeses) or Waldorf Chicken Salad (chicken, apples, grapes, celery, walnuts and mayo based dressing). Coffee, tea and water are also included along with a double chocolate espresso cookie. Both The Fair Lady Boutique and the Mena Art Gallery will also be open that evening for “Girls Night Out”.
A registration form for door prizes is attached to the “Girls Night Out” ticket. Door prizes will be given away at intermission and winners must be present. They include makeup compliments of Merle Norman; a pedicure compliments of Dajon Salon; lunch for two gift certificate at American Artisans; and a one-night stay for two at the beautiful ABears Den Bed and Breakfast. The number of “Girls Night Out” tickets is limited. Regular tickets will be sold for available seats after 6:30 the evening of February 21.
A first for OLT: One of The Dixie Swim Club renowned playwrights, Jessie Jones, called the theatre last Friday on opening day to offer appreciation to the Ouachita Little Theatre for performing The Dixie Swim Club. She thanked the cast, directors, crew, and all other volunteers who are helping with the production. Jones extended the traditional “break a leg” to them all. Make plans to attend this delightfully funny play. Because of a few expressive words, Director Judy Kropp rates it PG-13.
Kropp will also be directing the upcoming musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Auditions for six cast members will be at the theatre on Thursday, February 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Friday, February 27, 4:00 – 6:00 PM. For complete information, go to www.ouachitalittletheatre.org.