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DADDY’S DYIN’ WHO’S GOT THE WILL?
by Del Shores
City Park Players is pleased to present a Texas comedy by Del Shores, entitled Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?. Directed by Jim Leggett and Michael Dalme, this production runs May 23-June 2 at the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria. This heartfelt comedy features local actors Diane Falcone, Becky Stewart, Theresa Louviere, Rebecca Rowlin, Matthew Force, Brian Ferguson, Don Stewart, and Alecia Lewis.
Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? is a fast-paced comedy with a touch of sentimentality, crazy characters and laughs along the way. Family patriarch Buford Turnover has one foot in the grave, and his children can’t wait to get their hands on his will. The roost is ruled by Mama Wheelis, who doesn’t hesitate to express her many opinions, while sisters Sara Lee, Lurlene, and Evalita throw verbal mud at one other. Their brother, Orville, his wife, and Evalita’s hippy boyfriend round out the group of personalities. Centering around the dysfunctional dynamics of the Turnover family, this comedy shows us that when family’s involved, there’s never a dull moment.
REVIEW: “Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy’s Dyin’ concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering to timeworn cliches about Texans or Texas drawls, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it’s a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about.” -The Hollywood Reporter
Setting: The action of the play takes place in the living room / dining area of the Turnover farmhouse, one-half mile outside of Lowake (pronounced Lo-way-kee), Texas.
Jim Leggett & Michael Dalme
Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre
May 23 – June 2
Thur-Sat at 7:30PM
Sunday at 2:30PM
Thursday : $5
General : $15
Senior (>60) & Military : $12
Students : $7
To purchase tickets in advance, visit our website at: cpptheatre.com
Tickets will be available 30 minutes before each performance in the Kress Theatre box office.