HS Theatre Dept to Share Tale of Fictional Family

HS Theatre Dept to Share Tale of Fictional Family
Posted on 11/19/2021
HS Theatre Dept to Share Tale of Fictional Family

The Nacogdoches High School Theatre Department is set to share the tale Dec. 2-3 of the fictional Turpin family.

“Dearly Departed” is the comedic story of all the living and dying that takes place in the South. The Nacogdoches High School Theatre Department production will be on stage Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, in the NHS auditorium. The house opens at 6:30 p.m. both nights, and the curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

It’s a time of need for the Turpins, we’ll learn. Following the death of their patriarch, the family’s collective problems continue overshadowing the solemn occasion at hand.

Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits themselves who just manage to pull it all together and help each other through their hours of need, up to and including the funeral.

The cast and crew includes five seniors that have participated in several NHS productions: Johnny Bean, Michelle Coffee, Mackenzie Taylor, Emma Milstead and Karrigan Fields. The performance is directed by Victoria Perry, and Amanda Heron is tech director.

CAST
Raynelle – Mae Johnston
Bud/Norville – Johnny Bean (SENIOR)
Royce – Jamie Gibson
Marguerite – De’Aza Hale
Lucille – Michelle Coffee (SENIOR)
Raybud – Jacob Norman
Suzanne – Hannah Cates
Junior – Mars McIntosh
Reverend – De’Covin Rolle
Delightful – Riley Hall
Veda – Rees Runnels
Nadine – Mackenzie Taylor (SENIOR)
Clyde – Gavin Truchelut
Juanita – Jayla Reggie

JOY OF LIFE SINGERS
Hannah Cates
De’Aza Hale
Rees Runnels
Teyah Watts
Ariana Weigel

TECH
Stage Manager – Emma Milstead (SENIOR)
Assistant Stage Managers – Charlotte Bradford, Karrigan Fields (SENIOR) and Nelly Gotcher
Light Board Operator – Samantha Billig
Sound Board Operator – Leo Gomez
Backstage Stage Ninjas – Charlie Hodge, Zoey Hutchens and Caiden Sullivan
Costume Crew – Rae Dear and Samara Montoya

Directed by Victoria Perry
Tech Director – Amanda Heron

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