Savannah Sipping Society
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & James Wooten, Directed by Judith Herbig
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, 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.
The Savannah Sipping Society will run at Milnerton Playhouse on 27, 28 September & 4, 5, 11, 12 October @ 20h00 with matinees on 5 & 12 October @ 14h30.
Give yourself a treat!
What – Dinner and theatre for only R150 single or R300 double?
From 27 September to 13 October enjoy this special offer of lunch or dinner on show days at Dale’s and then laugh yourself silly when you see ‘Savannah Sipping Society’ at the Playhouse.
If you fancy a night out in your ‘hood then treat yourself to a delicious meal at Dale’s Black Angus at The Paddocks, Racecourse Road, Milnerton followed by a night of comedy theatre at Milnerton Playhouse. Pienaar Road, Milnerton.
Dinner and theatre for only R300 double or single R150
Please note drinks are NOT INCLUDED in the price.
Choose from the following dishes for a delicious start to your evening:
- Chicken Schnitzel, Cheese Sauce, Vegetables – Side Salad or Chips
- Curry of the Day with Rice and Vegetables
- Battered Fish and Chips or Side Salad with Vegetables
All you have to do
- Book your combined ticket on www.milnertonplayers.co.za/weekend-comedy or on Quicket, remember to select LAST ticket type option “Dinner & Show Package”. You can only book this deal online.
- Print your ticket out and take it along to Dale’s.
- Show your ticket at the restaurant but keep it to show at the theatre
- Show the ticket at the theatre
Please note: Price does not include drinks. Booking only through Milnerton Players website or Quicket. If you have trouble booking online for any reason, please contact Quicket – 021 424 9308. General Playhouse enquiries 082 267 1061. This offer is only valid during the run of “Savannah Sipping Society” – performance dates as follows: 27, 28 September & 4, 5, 11, 12 October @ 20h00 with matinees on Saturday 5 & 12 October @ 14h30.
Congratulations! CATA 2018 Award Winners
The CATA 2018 (Cape Amateur Theatre) Awards was held at the Masque Theatre on Monday 25 February, we were delighted to be awarded three of the big ones. Miracle on South Division Street won the award for the Best Play and Judith Herbig was awarded Best Director of a Play for the same production. Trevor Joubert won the Best Supporting Actor in a Play award for his role as Uncle Bernie in The Christmas Spirit. The CATA panel saw a total of 20 plays and musical productions in 2018 and we were honoured to have been nominated in twenty-one categories.
Congratulations! Milly’s Awards 2018 Winners
Milnerton Players’ Annual Awards & Anniversaries Celebrated in Style
It was an evening of nostalgic entertainment at the Milnerton Playhouse when the 2018 Milly’s Awards were celebrated along with the milestones of 40 years of the Milnerton Players and 30 years of the Playhouse. The glitzy theme of Rubies and Pearls represented the landmark anniversaries and the playhouse was decked out in all its finery. Guests added to the glamour but it was the evening’s show, directed by veteran Sheila McCormick, which captivated the audience.
From the early days of the Players, founder member Isabel Ormandy gave guests a window on how the players were formed and some of those highlights. Followed by McCormick’s colourful rendition of the building of the Playhouse the milestones captured the total of 130 plays and musicals performed on the stage since 1990 and the members had much to be proud of.
Fast forward to today and the Milly’s showed once again the high calibre of shows of 2018. Four shows were presented by the players in 2018; Miracle on South Division Street saw Judith Herbig scoop best director and best production, Petra Baker best actress and Robin Botha best supporting actress with Thomas van Niekerk and Robin Botha as best newcomers. The rollicking musical Nunsense collected seven awards including a special musical award, best actress in a musical: Michelle Galloway; best costumes – Hannelore and Philippa van Ryneveld; best set – Barry Altwig; technical excellence for lighting – Fin McCormick; artistic contribution – sound – Chen Gong and Pierre Robertson and a best newcomer certificate for Georgina Borros. Dangerous Obsession took a technical excellence award for Colleen Larusso, a best newcomer for director Werner Steffen and Tammy Clarke & Winifred Botha an artistic excellence certificate for their backdrop. Trevor Joubert won best supporting actor and Nakita Allen a best newcomer certificate for The Christmas Spirit.
Interspersed with the awards were performances from some of the various musicals that had been highlights of the past 30 years bringing this trip down memory lane full circle.
Accolades and recognition for 35 years of service were given to veterans Sheila and Fin McCormick as well as awards in recognition of outstanding work over the past year; Werner Steffen , Trevor Lind, Barry Strick, Colleen Larusso, Lynne Wade and Inspire Furniture Rental. Colleen Larusso – The Willy Sass Award for best social evening and Barry Strick for most promising newcomer.
Certainly an evening which will reside in people’s memories for many a year.
Our last show for 2019 will be Sondheim’s Putting it Together which will be opening in late November. Watch this website and our facebook page for more details.
The production of these shows relies on a dedicated body of members that support the theatre either through their attendance and promoting our shows to their family and friends or for those wanting a more hands on experience – we are always looking for members to assist with our productions.