Barter Theatre introduces “The Savannah Sipping Society” Friday, May 12. The production starts next week and runs until August 12 at Barter Stage II. The play features Amy Baldwin, Mary Lucy Bivins, Tricia Matthews and Wendy Mitchell Piper.
A hilarious comedy, this play follows four Southern women needing to escape their everyday routine who are brought together by an impromptu happy hour. Between a workaholic, a recent widow, a boisterous Texan and the new woman in town, there will be more than a few laughs as these four embark on a lasting friendship and come to life-altering conclusions.
Director Katy Brown said the play shows that sometimes our differences can bring us together and create relationships that can change our lives.
“Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh,” Brown said.
Corporate sponsor, Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, makes “The Savannah Sipping Society” possible at Barter Theatre.
Be sure to get your tickets to upcoming Barter Theatre productions, with tickets for every show starting at $20. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information.
Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.