By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Gary Rohn
Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten is a story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family in the throes of another series of life-changing events.
The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink’s desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of 15½ years down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years.
In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie’s hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink’s alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford’s House of Meat.
When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Frankie’s hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped.
The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. As a last resort, and to the delight of the citizenry of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite and sing again.
Produced by Mukwonago Village Players at Ivan's on the Square, 2093 Division Street East Troy, WI 53120
Performances: September 17-26, 2010
Performance Times: 7:00 Shows September 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 2:00 Matinees September 19th & 26th
Ticket Prices: General $10.00 Seniors (over 60) and Students $8.00 At the door: $12.00
Call (262) 470-PLAY (7529) for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Waukesha State Bank
1160 North Rochester Street
Mukwonago, WI 53149-7701
August 2nd and 4th
7:00 to 9:00
Please bring bio and theater experience.
If not experienced on stage, please come and try out. We are always willing to be a positive group to start your acting experiences.