10/21-29: Dearly Departed

Come see New River Stage’s fall play “DEARLY DEPARTED.” This deliciously hilarious comedy deals with a group of small town southerners, trying to get through a family funeral without causing even more grief.

When the Patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “mean and surly” on the tombstone.

Despite the comedic efforts of this family to pull themselves together for the funeral, their other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: oldest son, Ray-Bud, drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount, Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of unruly kids and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car, and their unmarried sister, Delightful, continues to seek consolation by eating junk food.

Amidst the chaos, the Turpin family turns to an eccentric community of misfits for comfort, and they just manage to pull everyone together through their hours of need.

Tickets on sale now! Buy safely online at this link. Show dates are Saturday October 21st & 28th at 7:00 PM and Sunday October 22nd & 20th at 3:00PM

Duration: 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Cost: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors 55+, $10 Students

Venue: On stage at the Village Center in Tall Oaks Hall

Produced by: New River Stage

Directed by: Michael Vaughn

Website: www.newriverstage.org

Contact info: newriverstageinfo@gmail.com or call 540-585-4295