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The Hill Country Community Theatre will transport Highland Lakes audiences to a sultry Georgia veranda with "The Savannah Sipping Society." In this comedy, four single women "of a certain age" gather for weekly drinking sessions to talk about their lives and expand their horizons. Wendy Ferrell directs the production written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

The comedy follows a group of strangers drawn together by fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it's high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Vickie Cody performs as Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic. She is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals she has no life and no idea how to get one. Donna Petty is Dot, still reeling from her husband's recent death and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. She faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life all alone.

Amy Masuda will play the earthy and boisterous Marlafaye. This good ol' Texas gal has blasted into Savannah in the wake of a divorce after she caught her husband tomcatting with a 23-year-old dental hygienist. Marlafaye also wants a fresh start on life, along with wreaking righteous revenge on her ex. Tammy Sanders, in her HCCT premier, is cast as Jinx, and rounds out the ensemble. New to Savannah, she is a spunky ball of fire and offers her services as a "life coach" to these needy women. Blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she may be the one most in need of sage advice.

Over six months, and through hilarious misadventures, 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.

"The Savannah Sipping Society" runs April 23 through May 10. Tickets will go on sale on February 6 for the general public. HCCT season subscribers may make reservations beginning February 3.

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