“Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, directed by Darve Smith & Zeinab Ghais, is the upcoming production put on by the Community Actors of South Texas (CAST). The dates and times for the play are August 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th at 7:30 p.m. & August 21st, 27th at 5:00. Prices are $20 for an adult ticket and $7 for a student ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at https://casttx.booktix.com.
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. 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.”