Brook Brubeck to perform in upcoming HAATS production

Brook Brubeck, Natalie Hackler and Sarah Kleopfer perform a scene during rehearsal of “The Savannah SIpping Society.”

The Hiawatha Area Arts and Theatre Society (HAATS) will present “The Savannah Sipping Society” March 16 through 18 at the Brown County Historical Society Memorial Auditorium, 611 Utah in Hiawatha.

Brook Brubeck of Sabetha has been cast as Randa Covington. Other cast members include Natalie Hackler as Marlafaye Mosley, Glenda Foley at Dot Haigler and Sarah Kleopfer as Jinx Jenkins.

THE STORY

The Hiawatha Area Arts and Theatre Society (HAATS) will present “The Savannah Sipping Society” this weekend. The cast of The Savannah Sipping Society includes FRONT ROW (L-R) Brook Brubeck (Randa Covington) and Natalie Hackler (Marlafaye Mosley); BACK ROW (L-R) Glenda Foley (Dot Haigler) and Sarah Kleopfer (Jinx Jenkins).

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.

Randa Covington (Brubeck), 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 Haigler (Foley), 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 Mosley (Hackler), a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-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 Jenkins (Kleopfer), 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-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. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy.

Show Information

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets for kindergarten age through eighth grade are $5 and high school age students and above are $10.

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