FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Theatre will present “Dearly Beloved” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, April 10-12.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 843-661-1365, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 5 p.m., for seating availability.
“Dearly Beloved” 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 prepare for the wedding of Frankie’s daughter, Tina Jo. 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 and it is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have eloped.
The play is directed by FMU Theatre Arts Professor A. Glen Gourley Jr.
The cast and crew of the play, by hometown, are:
Camden: Damien Ruffner (Wiley Hicks)
Dillon: Katie Kelley (Twink Futrelle)
Florence: John Curtis Buntner (Dargan Stanton); Ashley Leamon (Frankie Futrelle Dubberly); Sarah Moore (Tina Jo/Gina Jo); Rima Saleeby (Honey Raye Futrelle); Rebecca Whitten (Patsy Price)
Great Falls: Amanda Morales (Miss Geneva Musgrave)
Pamplico: Lance Butler (Dub Dubberly)
Seneca: Michael Brank (Justin Waverly)
Timmonsville: Paullet Weaver (Nelda Lightfoot)