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"Dearly Departed" presented by El Reno Community Theatre

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El Reno High School Auditorium

405 S. Choctaw

El Reno, OK 73036

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Directed by Scott McBee

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.


Not since STEEL MAGNOLIAS has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. 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. "If you were amused by the kind of bucolic mayhem of…GREATER TUNA, this more ambitious trip down a rustic main street could be just your dish of cola." —NY Post. "Dearly Departed is drop dead funny." —NY Daily News.



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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can message El Reno Community Theatre on our Facebook page or by sending an email to elrenocommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

Events are held at El Reno High School, however, this production is presented by El Reno Community Theatre. Please do not contact school officials for information.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds. In the unlikely event that there is a show cancellation, ticket holders will be contacted about rescheduling.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can show your ticket on your mobile device.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

Are group rates available?

Yes. School groups with 15+ attendees can purchase tickets for $5 each and they must be purchased together. All other groups with 15+ attendees can purchase tickets for $8 each and they must be purchased together. For group rates please email elrenocommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

What are the transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking on the south side of the High School. Handicapped parking and elevator access is located on the north side of the building.

What can I bring into the event?

Concessions are available at the event. No video cameras are allowed.

How can I advertise in the program?

You can contact the El Reno Community Theatre via email. Ad prices are dependent on the size of the ad.

Are donations accepted?

Yes. Please contact the El Reno Community Theatre via email or you may mail your donation to:

El Reno Community Theatre, PO Box 881, El Reno, OK 73036

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes the El Reno Community Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization. A receipt for your tax records will be mailed to you upon receiving the donation.

How can I become involved with the El Reno Community Theatre?

You can contact the El Reno Community Theatre via email or Facebook or you can contact any of the members on the board.


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