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Dearly Departed

•"Dearly Departed"
Directed by Andrea Creasbaum

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:  first-born 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 with life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than 2 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, and eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

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Raynelle: Kay Wagman
Ray-Bud: Joseph Patrick Bogs
Junior: Rip Johnson
Delightful/Nadine: Kim Bernstein
Lucille: Jennifer Stevens
Suzanne: Bonnie Johnson
Marguerite: Linda Didelot
Royce: Eric McCann
Veda: Sue E. Ross
Norval: Ed Griffith
Rev. Hooker: Don Taylor
Clyde: Eric McCann
Juanita: Amy Bannister

PRODUCTION DATES: August 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8:00 pm
also one matinee performance at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 15, 2009
Adults $12 Students/Seniors $10

For more information contact the Director at andrealyn28@gmail.com (Andrea)

Performed in the black box theater of Calumet College, second flo
2400 New York Avenue, Hammond
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Directions to Calumet College:
Watch for green Calumet College signs.
Go north on Calumet Avenue, to 129th Street. (first intersection north of Cline Avenue) turn right (east). There is road construction, but the road is open in both directions. Continue east about a half mile, to the first intersection, New York Avenue. Turn left (north) proceed about 6 blocks. Calumet College is on the left (west), park in back of school. Enter at doors, turn right, go up stairs, turn right again to the black box theater.

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