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Dearly Departed is a comedy about a dysfunctional family that goes to a funeral The play begins with a letter that Raynelle Turpin reads The letter sets the scene and introduces the Turpin family During the reading of the letter Raynelles husband Bud Turpin has a heart attack and dies Marguerite Althorns Buds sister was the first to be notified about his death Marguerite a religious fanatic forces her jobless son Royce to go to the funeral Buds oldest son Ray-Bud was very un-sympathetic towards his fathers death his only worry was the price it would cost him to bury his dad Buds middle child Junior is a very passive father of two children He is married to a dramatic woman named Suzanne While they were on their way to Raynelles house Suzanne discovers evidence that Junior had an affair Buds youngest child Delightful is a quiet overweight girl Delightful also doesnt care too much about her fathers death as long as she was eating she was happy Continuously throughout the play the trashy troubled family argue over the cost of the funeral The play concluded with the family saying their final goodbyes to Bud and then having a Kentucky Fried dinner reception Dearly Departed gave the audience an exceptional performance Wearing sloppy country style clothing the costumes went perfect with the theme The set design was very practical for the different scene changes For instance Raynelles home Juniors car the Church Raynelles backyard and many more The stage movements were done quickly and quietly The lighting and sound effects were also timed precisely when needed For instance when Marguerite and Royce were arguing over the radio station in the car the sound of the music was synchronized exactly to the imaginary dial that the actors pretended to turn in the air The play was a Drop-Dead comedy I almost fell out of my seat laughing when Ray-Bud tells his wife When I die
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