“Dearly Departed” will be on stage this weekend at McPherson College.

Three highlights

1. A great script

This is the second time the show has been on the McPherson College Campus, first produced during the 2005-2006 season with rave reviews.

Set in the backwoods of the Bible Belt, “Dearly Departed” is the story of the rough-around-the-edges Turpin family, who prove that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy but always hilarious. It’s the most fun you’ll have at a family funeral, said Bowman.


2. A great cast

The cast welcomes back to the stage many seasoned college performers, but also several new faces.

“So many in our cast are making their college debuts with this show,” said Jd. Bowman, theatre professor at McPherson College. “I can’t wait for our audiences to see them, and I can’t wait to see what they will do next.”

The cast includes: seniors, J. Tanner Trigg, Dani Wilcock, and Cali Godwin; junior, Courtney Weesner; sophomore, Harvey Yeoman; and freshmen, David Reilly, Tony Carpenter, Nathan Saffer, Lindy Reynolds, Cheneal Benne, Grace van Asselt, and Meghan Smith; and features ‘The Joy of Life Singers,’ Kenzie Jansonius, Natalie Hemann, and Sierra Grow, all sophomores.

3. Season ticket perks

Season ticket holders received a themed meal prior to each of the season’s performances. For more information on becoming a season ticket holder, contact the box office at (620) 242-0444 or email at theatre@mcpherson.edu.


WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12

WHERE: Brown Auditorium, McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid.

HOW MUCH: All seats are $5 and tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to the performance.