Cast set for Maskers' 'Dearly Departed'

Sep 06, 2019
The cast includes, front from left, Emily LeBlanc-McConnell, Mark Durbin, Erica Thompson, Cory Burns and Erica Rubin-Irish; and back from left, Greg Marsanskis, Tyler Johnstone and Alison Cox. Missing are Brian Ross, Aspen Jones, Andrea Butler, Chris Van Doren and Jakob Sutton.

BELFAST — The Belfast Maskers is pleased to announce the cast for the comedy "Dearly Departed," written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. "Dearly Departed" takes place 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. Not since "Steel Magnolias" has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. “Dearly Departed is drop dead funny,” according to the New York Daily News.

The cast includes Emily LeBlanc-McConnell, Mark Durbin, Erica Thompson, Cory Burns, Erica Rubin-Irish, Greg Marsanskis, Tyler Johnstone, Alison Cox, Brian Ross, Aspen Jones, Andrea Butler, Chris Van Doren and Jakob Sutton. "Dearly Departed" is directed by Meg Nickerson.

Performances are Oct. 4,5,11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. at The Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court St. General admission is $15 adults, $10 children. For more information, visit belfastmaskers.com.

 

 

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