Quality community theater on Boston’s North Shore

Dearly Beloved

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Director: Paul Murphy
Production Dates: January 28, 29, February 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 2022
Audition Dates: Sunday, November 7 Monday, November 8 Wednesday, November 10 (Callbacks)

Hilarity, Texas style! An over-the-top wedding, three feuding sisters and a church full of small town eccentrics. What could possibly go wrong? In this fast-paced, laugh-a-minute comedy, the Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas – Frankie, Twink and their estranged sister, Honey Raye – are thrown together to pull off a family wedding. But it is not going well. Frankie’s oldest twin daughter is marrying the son of the queen of what passes for high society in Fayro and Frankie is desperate to make this crumbling wedding event a success. It soon becomes obvious that Fate has other plans…

Between Frankie’s suspicions of her husband’s infidelity, Twink’s revamp of the wedding dinner into a tacky potluck supper and Honey Raye’s bombshell news that’s fueled her mysterious move back to town, the chances for this wedding being a success are fading fast. In spite of the best efforts of Miss Geneva Musgrave – the cantankerous wedding coordinator – the proceedings go hysterically off course with the stunning revelation that the bride-to-be and her intended have fled town. The Futrelles scramble to keep the mutinous wedding guests in place by staging a hastily thrown-together talent show in the sanctuary while the Deputy Sheriff races through the countryside to collar the runaway couple and drag them back for the “I do’s.”

This joyful Southern-fried Jones Hope Wooten Comedy about love, marriage, sisterhood and three hundred pounds of good, ol’ Texas barbeque will have audiences laughing all the way home.

Miss Geneva Musgrave – Cantankerous, gossipy wedding coordinator and florist. 50s +.

Tina Jo Dubberly – Frankie’s oldest twin daughter, bride who is becoming overwhelmed by the event details. 20s.

Gina Jo (G.J.) Dubberly – Tina Jo’s identical twin sister (played by same actress). She’s the local chief cow inseminator, who takes job very seriously.

Honey Raye Futrelle – Oldest Futrelle sister, over-the-top flirt, who’s been married five times. She’s estranged from her sisters. 50s.

Frankie Futrelle Dubberly – Youngest Futrelle sister, emotional mother of the bride. She’s determined to make the wedding a success against all odds. 40s-early 50s.

Dub Dubberly – Frankie’s Husband. Good old boy with a big heart, cares deeply about wife and daughters. 40s-50s.

Twink Futrelle – Middle Futrelle sister, good-natured, engaged for 14 years and more than ready to tie the knot. 40s-50s.

Nelda Lightfoot – Local psychic requiring payment before services. Age flexible.

Justin Waverly – Awkward, anxious UPS driver studying to be a preacher. 20s-early 30s.

John Curtis Buntner – Highway patrolman, Dub’s best friend. Inflated view of his role in this small town. Age flexible.

Wiley Hicks – Twink’s fiancé, overly medicated for a cold that is only getting worse. 40s-50s

Patsy Price – Tina Jo’s future mother-in-law, queen of “high society” in Fayro, Texas. She’s determined to derail the wedding. 50s.

Age ranges are guidelines only and dependent on those who come to auditions.

Auditions will be held on November 7 (afternoon) and 8 (evening) in one-hour blocks, in small groups. Actors will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask when not reading.

Actors will do cold readings will from the script; familiarity with the script is helpful but not necessary. Callbacks will take November 10 at 7:00.

Please choose an audition time by going to Signup Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094BACA62DA5F49-dearly

A read-thru will take place on Wednesday, November 17; character work and costume measurements will take place Tuesday, November 30. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, December 7, and will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday’s, 6:30-9:00. We will take a pause in rehearsals December 24-January 2.