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Dearly Departed, April 25-May 10

By David Bottrell and Jessie Jones

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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 Turpins 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.

Rex's Exes

Paul McKenzie, director
Linda Iwanski, producer

Jacob Evans: Bud Turpin, Clyde
Emily Hunt: Raynelle Turpin
Steve Iwanski: Ray-Bud
Danielle Fletcher: Lucille
Dennis Gullion: Junior
Julie Phillips: Suzanne, Veda
Stefen Kane: Marguerite
Gary Eoff: Royce
Ashly Curts: Delightful
Andy Looney: Rev. Hooker
Dave Johnston: Norval
Amanda Strickland: Nadine
Chad Jones: Juanita

Dearly Departed

Julie Phillips, Dennis Gullion, Ashly Curts, Steve Iwanski and Danielle Fletcher in Dearly Departed.