Poster for "The Savannah Sipping Society"

The Savannah Sipping Society

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, Randa, Dot, Marlafaye, and Jinx successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service Inc. New York

Postponed

7:30 PM (5:30pm Dinner) – Jan 21, 22, 28, 29; Feb 4, 5
7:00 PM (5:00pm Dinner) – Jan 23, 30; Feb 6

$60, all included

Covid-19 Enhancements
  • 3-course plated dinner, served at your table
  • Fewer tables spaced further apart
  • Masks must be worn until seated
  • Provincial vaccine passport with identification is required

Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre
930 Burnham Street
Cobourg

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Synopsis

Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.

Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone.

Earthy and boisterous 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. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.

Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.

Cast & Creative Team


All


Photography by Jeannie Gane

Dot - Brenda Worsnop
Jinx - Heather Jopling
Marlafaye - Honor Sylvester
Randa - Khursheed Sethna
Grandmother Covington - Barbara Horscroft

Producers - Donna & Tim Paulsen
Director - Cynthia Langford
Stage Manager - Katherine Shuker
Assistant Stage Manager - Ashley Larrimore
Assistant Stage Manager - Solveig Barber
Costumes - Grace Price
Set Design/Decorator - Chris Nevin
Props - Jenny Ryan
Lighting/Sound - Matt Blundell

Reviews


Watch for reviews closer to opening night!

The Best Western Plus Cobourg


Location

The Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre is located at the corner of Burnham/William St. and Elgin St.

Address

930 Burnham St.
Cobourg, ON
K9A 2X9

DINNER THEATRE

Dinner is served 2 hours prior to the start of the performance (5:30pm for 7:30pm shows; 5pm for 7pm shows). Enjoy a 3-course plated dinner, served at your table.