Dearly Departed Comedy Theater

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The struggles of the fictional Turpin family offer insight and laughs in the comedy “Dearly Departed” presented by the Volunteer State Community College theater program as part of the Spring 2019 Visual and Performing Arts Series. The popular play by authors David Bottrell and Jessie Jones is set in a small Southern town. 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 Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. It is a PG-13 production that may not be suitable for young children.

“Dearly Departed” will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays, March 29 and 30, and April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee show on Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. The production will be held in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which is used to fund student scholarships. For more information call 615-230-3201. For other Visual and Performing Arts Series events visit