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BTCPA stages ‘Southern Fried Funeral’

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay announces its first production for the 2019-2020 season: “Southern Fried Funeral.”

“Southern Fried Funeral,” by Osborne and Eppler, will be directed by Scotty Kennedy.

Performance dates are Nov. 7-9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Weatherford Centre in Red Bay and may be purchased by calling or going by between 2-4 p.m. each weekday, $8 each.

For group sales contact Beth Hammock at 256-356-9286.

Cast members include Sandra Smith, Anna Carol Porter, Brente Jeffreys, Hannah Deaton, Tina Smith, Kaleb Kent, Molly Thorn, Theron Struzik, Koley Kent, Sharon Page Strickland and Randy Mink.

SYNOPSIS

Dewey Frye is dead, and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces – that is, if they don’t kill each other first.

Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry.

Funerals bring out the worst, the best and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception.

This is a big-hearted comedy about family – Southern-style.