Laughs-a-plenty in Bundaberg Players’ new comedy

The Savannah Sipping Society promises lots of fun when it shows at the The Playhouse Theatre from Friday this week.

If you’re after a night of fun and laughter, with maybe a couple of tears thrown in, don’t miss Bundaberg Players’ new production The Savannah Sipping Society.

Directed by Phillip Fresta, this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy features four unique Southern American women all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines.

They’re drawn together by fate, a gruelling hot yoga class and an impromptu happy hour and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

The play, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, is relatively new, having its world premiere at the Gypsy Theatre in the U.S. State of Georgia in 2016.

Bundaberg Players Inc is one of the first amateur groups in Queensland to perform the play and Director Phillip Fresta promises audiences a great night out.

“It is a fresh comic look at the problems of everyday people, in a Seinfeld mixed with the Golden Girls kind of way” Fresta said.

Star performers

The four actresses are a mixture of old and new to The Playhouse.

Bundaberg Players’ Life Member Lyn Greer plays Dot Haigler.

Penny Green returns to the stage to play Randa Covington while Trish Mears plays Marlafaye Mosley and newcomer Alison Esposito plays Jinx Jenkins.

Longtime Bundaberg Players’ stalwart Mary Dudman also has a cameo performance.

Rest assured it is not a ‘man hating comedy’, Phillip and the ladies of the cast guarantee that good comedy knows no gender.

Performances begin 7.30pm Fridays 1 and 8 March and Saturdays 2 and 9 March,

A matinee will be held at 3pm on Sunday 3 March at the Playhouse Theatre in Steffensen Street.

The Full House bar will open one hour before the show, at interval and after each performance.

Bookings can be made at the Playhouse Box Office Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 am till noon, or via phone on 4153 1904 or online at