Drop Dead Funny Comedy Dearly Departed at The Footlight Club
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The last date listed for Dearly Departed was Saturday June 11, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Written by Moss Hart (You Can't Take It With You, The Man Who Came to Dinner), this comedic homage… More
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The beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the backwoods of the Deep 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. The whole occasion would be downright sad if it weren’t so doggone funny. Poor Raynelle tries to bury her husband while juggling one overworked and hard drinking son, another unemployed and possibly unfaithful son, and a daughter with a serious eating disorder (she can’t stop.) Amid the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull themselves together and help each other through their hours of need.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Footlight ClubNestled in a residential area near Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club, America's oldest community theatre, has performed every year since 1877. For over 120 years Footlight Club members have sustained the organization's mission:
To present the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.