Dearly Departed

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 Dearly Departed. A drop dead funny comedy.

Dearly Departed

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.  By David Bottrell and Jessie Jones.

 

DATES                                                            

Oct. 19, 20 & 26 at 8:00pm                                                     

Oct. 20 & 27 at 2:00pm                                  

PRICING

$15 - 8:00pm performance

$12 - 2:00pm performance

$12 - Group Rate for 10 or more.  Please call for assistance with group sales. (919) 661-4602

DOORS OPEN

Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to performance. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to performance.

PARKING

The GPAC has an ample amount of free on-site parking for all events. Parking attendants are on duty to help guide guest to the nearest available slot for all shows. Since our building is occupied by residents, parking in "Resident Only" spaces is discouraged. Overflow parking lots can be located adjacent to the GPAC on Avery St.

HANDICAP SEATING Wheelchair Symbol Listening Devices

The GPAC is handicap accessible for patrons with mobility limitations. The main entrance can be accessed via a handicap ramp. In addition, there are no steps or stairs inside the facility. The GPAC offers 6 wheelchair accessible seating positions in the house.  In addition, there are 6 seats with adjustable arms available for patrons with mobility impairments. Please contact the Box Office at (919) 661-4602 to reserve handicap seating or for further questions.

CONCESSIONS

Concessions will be available during this performance in the Main Lobby. All items are cash only and are welcome inside the auditorium.