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LHS Theater Dept. to Perform Dearly Departed

Performing in this week’s Dearly Departed production are (left to right) Melissa Sanders as one of the desperate but optimistic wives, Suzanne; Karley Wren as one of the funeral attendees, Juanita; and Brianna Brooks, another wife with optimistic, but desperate tendancies. The show opens this Saturday at the First Baptist Church YAC. Performing in this week’s Dearly Departed production are (left to right) Melissa Sanders as one of the desperate but optimistic wives, Suzanne; Karley Wren as one of the funeral attendees, Juanita; and Brianna Brooks, another wife with optimistic, but desperate tendancies. The show opens this Saturday at the First Baptist Church YAC. From the moment father Bud Turpin (played by Xavier Ward ) falls over dead at the breakfast table, right through his funeral in the “Gentleman Farmer” coffin,

Dearly Departed makes it clear that there’s more to livin’ and dyin’ in the south than you can shake a bushy tailed pole cat at.

Don’t miss Lexington High School Theater Department’s fall production of Dearly Departed a Southern comedy by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd and Monday, October 25th at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Set somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line, in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt,

Dearly Departed tells the story of the beleaguered Turpin family and proves that living and dying in the South is seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion

The humor of Dearly Departed lies in the bold southern charmers and their ridiculous responses to a grave matter. Come support the Lexington Eagles in a farcical, funfilled evening of theater.

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