BVCT_Dearly Departed logoDEARLY DEPARTED
Brookville Community Theatre
Sept. 6-16

Directed by Debbi Robbins

Cast: Junior Cruea as Raynelle, Brad Rarick as Raybud, Cathy Rarick as Lucille, James Nelson as Junior, Kerry Simpson as Suzanne, Shayna Stanley as Delightful, Cindy Cuny as Marguerite, Kendal Garrett as Royce, Michael Robinson as Reverend Hooker/Norval, Kathy DeVorak as Veda, Jodi Decker as Nadine, Garrett Hensley as Clyde/Announcer & Julie Zalar as Juanity,
The Joy of Life Singers/Ensemble: Tori Coss, Sheryl Koontz, William Fortner & Michelle Robinson

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’s turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 6-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 9 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 13-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 16 at 3pm

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