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Auditions for ACT's Production of "Dearly Departed"

Auditions for Azuay Community Theater's full-length comedy, "Dearly Departed" by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, directed by Sandi King.

Staged and memorized.

Auditions at the theater, on Ordonez Lasso next to Hotel Oro Verde.
January 15 from 10 AM - noon, and 
January 16 from 2 - 4 PM 

Performance dates March 20, 21, 22, 28, 29.
Needed: 10 actors, all ages
Main roles are 3 men, 4 women
Others are minor roles
*******Even main roles are not excessive lines - need some singers for the little choir, too!--
 Contact Sandi for any information or questions at

Play synopsis:   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.

Azuay Community Theater next to Hotel Oro Verde, across from Edificio Palermo. Wednesday January 15, 10 AM - noon; Thursday January 16, 2 – 4 PM.

Ray Lewis