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 fathers funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion.
The fun begins when the family patriarch, Bud Turpin suddenly keels over and dies at the kitchen table while his wife, Raynelle, is reading a letter to him from his sister Marguerite. His death brings the family together...well sort of. The rest of the show is spent watching all the fun of getting Bud into his grave.
The death and funeral of Bud Turpin would seem to be a dark subject for comedy, but Dearly Departed manages to be both lighthearted and moving, as well as Drop Dead FUNNY!!
Campbell Theater - Martinez (View)
636 Ward St.
Martinez, CA 94553