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March 02, 2024

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Center for the Arts Presents ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’

The Savannah Sipping Society is getting a do-over at The Center for the Arts starting August 19 and running through August 28.

When Covid-19 hit, the Center transitioned its live indoor theater performances to outdoor venues. But, like many things in 2020 and 2021, things didn’t quite go as planned.

The Savannah Sipping Society, which debuted in May 2021 at Cannonsburgh Village, was our first attempt at producing live, outdoor theater for adults since the shutdown,” says Patience Long, Executive Director. “We had sold-out all performances of The Savannah Sipping Society but, due to weather, canceled the final shows, which was a huge disappointment for ticket holders, cast and crew.”

The Center’s current season, which has transitioned back to indoor performances, includes many of the shows originally scheduled for 2020.

“Because of all the shifting and restructuring of our 2020 season, we had an opportunity to add this hilarious show,” says Mark David Williams, artistic director. “It was such a hit with audiences and didn’t get its full run, so I knew we had to bring it back. It’s one of the funniest scripts I’ve ever read.”

About The Savannah Sipping Society

Described as The Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias, the play features four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, who are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour.  They decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Hilarity ensues as they encourage each other to try new things like Salsa dancing and role-playing.

Tickets are $16 and are on sale at, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787) or at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.