Mitchell Field

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‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ at Ross Valley Players…

Theater review:

‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ at The Ross Valley Players,  The Barn Theater, Ross CA.

In The Ross Valley Players summer show, four recently- acquainted, middle-aged Southern women try to deal with loss, while looking for meaning and growth in their lonely lives.
Together, with the liberal help of bourbon, they female-bond and find lasting friendships while determining to live in the moment, sharing their stories and discovering new hope (and hopefully, new partners) for their futures…

If this premise sounds familiar perhaps it’s because ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ was written by play-writing trio Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, whose specialty is comedies with Southern charm and strong female characters, including “The Dixie Swim Club”, which RVP recently produced.

Not much happens in this show, it’s not about comic action or dramatic tension but when you combine a silly script, funny costumes and some (good-natured?) male-bashing jokes, (many of which are older than Betty White), ‘the ideal weight for a man is four pounds, including the urn’ sort of funny, what you get is… ‘Golden Girls’ style theatrical cotton-candy…

Kudos to RVP for presenting a play which gives middle-aged women an opportunity to strut their stuff and it’s particularly refreshing to see some outstandingly talented new faces, Heather Shepardson as Marla Faye, Mary Bishop as Dot and Monica Snell as Randa, on the Ross stage…

It’s summer and this offering from Ross Valley Players is ‘theater-light’.
Not, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, that there’s anything wrong with that…

Through Aug. 12 2018
Tix: rossvalleyplayers.com

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