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14 June 2007

JSU Drama Department Season Finale June 21-24

This is the final production of the JSU Drama Department’s 2006-2007 theatre season, June 21, 22, 23, at 7:00 p.m. and June 24 at 2:00 p.m. This has been a season of unique and sometimes dysfunctional family and friend situations. Our last season offering "Dearly Departed" is no different!

When the patriarch of the Turpin clan keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole family. His widow wants to inscribe “mean and surly” on the tombstone. As the family tries to “pull together” for their father’s funeral, their other problems keep overshadowing what should be a very solemn occasion. Amidst all the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, who themselves are an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need—and the funeral. According to the New York Daily News, "Dearly Departed" is “…drop dead funny.”

Ticket prices are Adults - $9; Senior Citizen/JSU Personnel - $7; Students/Military - $5.00. Paid Reservations are recommended. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, cash and personal checks are accepted. For further information and reservations, please call 256-782-5648.

All performances are held at Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street on the campus of Jacksonville State University.

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