Savannah pg 12 6-13-19


‘Savannah Sipping Society’
The Bradley Playhouse will present “The Savannah Sipping Society” starting June 14. Left to right: Brenda Jenkins, Sheila Harrington-Hughes, Jennifer Briere and Natasha Darius.  Photos by Chris Atwood

PUTNAM — The Theater of Northeast Connecticut’s Bradley Playhouse will present, from one of the writers/producers of the hit TV show “The Golden Girls,” “The Savannah Sipping Society.” It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 2 p.m. June 16 and 23.
The June 14, 15 and 16 performances are special fund-raiser events hosted by the Northeast Connecticut Women and Girls Fund (Friday), the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (Saturday) and Red Cord Ministries (Sunday).
Tickets are $20 and $16. Call 860-928-7887 or go online: .
This TNECT performance is directed by Debra Leigh Siegel, assisted by Jonathan Demers. Performers include: Brenda Jenkins as Randa, Natasha Darius as Marlafaye, Sheila Harrington-Hughes as Dot and Jennifer Briere as Jinx,
  This delightful, heartwarming comedy (think Golden Girls meet Designing Women), features four unique Southern gals, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. These women are drawn together by fate and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch— all alone.  Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. Lastly, also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged ladies successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!


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