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Raise a glass to ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’

- STAFF REPORT Compiled by Susan Pierce.

The Colonnade Players will open “The Savannah Sipping Society” on Friday, Feb. 7, for six performanc­es over two weekends at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia.

Four Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate — and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s high time to

reclaim the enthusiasm for life that they’ve lost through the years.

Randa, a perfection­ist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that reveals 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, boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her cheating husband to a 23-yearold 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 overlooks 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-age 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.

Tickets are $12, $10 and $8. For more informatio­n: 706-935-9000.

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