The troupe began to tour with Dixie Swim Club (its second show), and were subsequently asked to became a regular part of the season at the beautiful and historic Stafford Opera House in Columbus, Texas. The cast's portrayals were superb, genuine, and, as remarked one audience member: " .. you would never know they weren't real!"
The next two shows, 'Til Beth Do Us Part and Bridesmaids, also jones/hope/wooten collaborations, were received with loads of uproarious laughter, plenty of gags, and barrels of jokes!
The Hasty Retreat Players turned toward their first dramatic performance in Agnes of God in the Spring of 2015, and the cast's three members delivered stunningly intense, emotionally deep, and authentic portrayals that left audience members awed.
"Sealed For Freshness takes me back to the days when my Mom used to drag me to all the Tupperware parties given by the ladies at church. Ours were never quite *this* exciting or dramatic, but then ... those were church ladies! This Tupperware party is a bit more complicated than that, and gives me a real challenge on balancing comedy with drama. Quite a challenge, but I'm ready to see how I do!" says Fuex.
Savannah Sipping Society really echoes with me. Four older ladies, in a rut, decide to hire a life coach to remake their lives ... and through their crazy adventures find everlasting friendships, deeper connections, and a self-awareness and confidence they never had before! A truly beautiful show. I can't wait~
"Let's get started with Farce of Nature! I can't wait for this one -- fast paced and funny (the characters are a scream), like Mama Won't Fly"-- this one will be a memory to treasure!"
"Looking forward to THE SWEET DELILAH SWIM CLUB! (The name was changed from The Dixie Swim Club. This will be its tenth year anniversary since Hasty Retreat did it the first time. It's a funny and poignant play, and we have a great cast of very experienced actors who all love the show, and each other!"