Have Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten Jumped the Shark with “The Dixie Swim Club”?

"The Dixie Swim Club" stars (from left) Donna Rossi-Youngblood, Sandi Sullivan, JoAnne Dickinson, Kathy Norris, and Suzanne Kennedy (photo by Ron Foreman)

“The Dixie Swim Club” may be evidence that Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten’s wellspring of inspiration is beginning to run dry. When Jones Hope Wooten turn to a pregnant nun for guffaws, they have jumped the shark.

Jason Williamson’s “Ether Steeds” Mixes Magic with Melodrama, But Jess Jones Is Luminous as Skeeta

Jess Jones shines as Skeeta in "Ether Steeds"

“Ether Steeds” mixes magic with melodrama in a coming-of-age story with supernatural overtones and lots of flashbacks, and Jess Jones as the coltish 17-year-old Skeeta makes the most memorable impression.

Stillwater Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of “Ether Steeds” by Jason Williamson

Jess Jones stars as Skeeta in "Ether Steeds"

“The play fits nicely in the rooftop garden, and is strengthened by the surroundings,” claims director Steven Roten. “I hope that the audience will feel like they are a part of the world of the play while they enjoy the warm spring nights.”

Five Women Strengthen Their Friendships in Jones Hope Wooten’s Comedy “The Dixie Swim Club”

"The Dixie Swim Club" stars (from left) Donna Rossi-Youngblood, Sandi Sullivan, JoAnne Dickinson, Kathy Norris, and Suzanne Kennedy (photo by Ron Foreman)

In “The Dixie Swim Club,” director John C. McIlwee says, “Five women strengthen their enduring friendships by meeting in the same Outer Banks cottage on the same weekend every year to celebrate their college swim team’s success and ‘catch-up’ with their triumphs and tragedies.”