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Dearly Departed at Historic Fayette Theater
August 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am
July 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and August 1, 2
Director: Timothy Runyon & Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpin’s other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, “When I die, don’t tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you.” Amidst the chaos, the Turpin family turns to their friends and neighbors for comfort, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of needs, and final, the funeral.
All Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8PM, with doors opening at 7PM. Sunday Matinees performances begin at 2PM, with doors opening at 1PM.
Tickets are $12 for ages 13 to 55, $8 for seniors 55 and up, and children 3 to 12. Children 3 are free.
Tickets may be purchase online at www.brownmpapertickets.com or at the theatre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM until 8PM, beginning 4 weeks prior to opening night of the performance. And 1 hour before each performance.
If you need special arrangements of more information please call 304-574-4655, and leave a message.