FAMILY OF MISFITS —€” Lisa Derthick and Jason Titus perform in the comical "Dearly Departed," opening at Chautauqua Playhouse on May 6. Picture by Warren Harrison

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Drop-dead funny play opens May 6

By April 29, 2011

FAMILY OF MISFITS —€” Lisa Derthick and Jason Titus perform in the comical "Dearly Departed," opening at Chautauqua Playhouse on May 6. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces the opening of “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jesse Jones, starting on May 6.

The show will play at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at through June 12. Performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael. Admission is $18 general and $16 students, seniors, children and SARTA members.

Meet the Bible Belt kin of Bud Turpin. They’ve got a funeral to plan and — between the feuds, marital flings and Macaroni and Ham Loaf Surprise — it may escalate into a multiple-coffin memorial service. By the time the Turpins sort through the hangovers, money problems and headstone engraving options, they’ve learned that coping with life’s losses can turn out to be drop-dead funny.

The show is directed by Dean Shellenberger, featuring a cast including local favorites Boots Martin, Wade Lucas,and Lisa Derthick, among many other talented actors. Set and lighting design is by Don Myers and costumes are by Eileen Beaver.

For tickets and additional information call the theatre at (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.

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