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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!
DEARLY DEPARTED

Evansville Civic Theatre is hosting auditions for the southern-fried comedy “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. Auditions will be held at the Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N Fulton Ave at the corner of Fulton and Columbia. Auditions will take place Monday March 30 and Tuesday March 31 at 6:00 PM.

Interested parties need not come prepared with a monologue as the director will be providing cuts from the play for “cold-readings”. Perusal copies can be obtained starting March 16 with a $10 deposit from Evansville Civic Theatre.

“Dearly Departed” will be presented May 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 7:30 PM and May 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM at Evansville Civic Theatre at the corner of Fulton and Columbia. Rehearsals begin the week of April 6 – May 7, Monday through Thursday, 6-9 pm. The show will be directed by Civic Theatre veteran, Mike Kelley.

Show description: 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.

For any questions regarding auditions or the show, please contact The Evansville Civic Theatre Box Office at 812-425-2800, 717 Fulton Ave. Office Hours Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

 

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