Drop-dead funny play opens May 6

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

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.

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Apr 29 2011.
Last Login:
Filed under Entertainment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • Diane Orciuoli: Well written Ann, Thank you for speaking up! I agree with you 100%.
  • James Scott: This article was the first I’d heard about this and it boggled my mind that there was actually a...
  • Veronica Spires: We love the Blue Oak Montessori program! I am a teacher by profession (not at Blue Oak since I have...
  • Ian Wyatt: We met with the David and Jackie and we are informed that Blue Oak is not over-crowded and that the...
  • yvonne morris: I’ve seen many local kids using this trail for their bikes. They’ve always been nice and...