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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-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.

If you go

* What: “Savannah Sipping Society”

* Where: The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga.

* When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 14-15; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 1 p.m. Feb. 15

* Admission: $12, $10 and $8

* For more information: 706-935-9000

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.

Compiled by Susan Pierce.

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