Dearly Departed

By Panhandle Players (other events)

3 Dates Through Feb 07, 2021

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 Turpins' 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.


PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO REFUNDS unless the show is cancelled or postponed.  If either of those happen, those who have purchased tickets will get a full refund.  Also, please make sure you select the correct performance you and those in your party plan to attend. We will not be able to transfer your ticket to another date as seating will be limited at all performances and we cannot guarantee seats will be available on other performance days.

Also, there will be temperature checks of all patrons entering the theatre.  If someone has a fever, they will be denied entry.  Masks ARE REQUIRED while in the theatre.