March 6, 2014 — The Park University theatre production of “The Dixie Swim Club,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, and Friday through Sunday, March 28-30, in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. for all dates except for Sunday, March 23, and Sunday March 30, which begins at 2 p.m.
“The Dixie Swim Club” is a touching comedy that reflects on five Southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. Each August, the women set aside a long weekend to recharge their relationships at a beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The story recaps four weekends over several decades and the women’s experiences catching up and meddling in one another’s lives.
The play is directed by Andrea Southard, Ph.D., instructor of theatre. The cast includes Park students and a local high school student. Primary characters include:
• Sawyer Jones, senior liberal studies major from Weston, Mo. (attended West Platte High School) — plays Vernadette Simms
• Cortney Manning, senior business administration/marketing major from Parkville, Mo (attended Accelerated Schools of Overland Park [Kan.]) — plays Sheree Hollinger
• Heather Manning from Parkville, Mo. (attends Accelerated Schools of Overland Park [Kan.]) — plays Jeri Neal McFeely
• Brandis Outlaw, senior communication arts/public relations major from Kansas City, Mo. (attended Winnetonka High School) — plays Dinah Grayson
• Kelli Van Natta, senior English literature major from Baytown, Texas — plays Lexie Richards
Admission to the production is $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens (age 60 and older) and Park faculty/staff; and $5 for non-Park students and children younger than 13. Park University students are admitted free with their Park ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling (816) 584-6450 or purchased at the box office beginning one hour before performance time.
Please note: McCoy Meetin’ House has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.