This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dearly Departed--catch the last showing

If you have nothing planned for Saturday night, consider seeing the last performance of Dearly Departed at the Saint Joseph College theater. Admission is $5.00.

The play opens with an old woman reading a very funny letter to her husband. The scene ends when he falls off his chair, dead.
It's a comedy! In the rest of the play we meet the dysfunctional family. Below a son and his wife are on the way to the funeral, fighting in the car. I loved the set.
Plays are always more fun to watch when you know some of the people in them. The girl on the left (Jessie R) was one of my best students in introductory economics class last year, and I interviewed the other girl (Jessica R) last year for an admissions event. Jessica R played the role of a dorky young girl who does not talk because she is too busy eating. She was very funny.
Act two has the funeral service, which is as dysfunctional as the family. The people may not live happily ever after, but conflicts are resolved and people look forward to new challenges.
Again, I highly recommend it.

The next play at SJC will be the spring musical, Urinetown, The Musical on April 7, 8, and 9. It will be completely different from this play.

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