Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HU Players & Co. Presents "Dearly Departed"

Elicia McCray as Suzanne

and Kenyon Parson as Junior

The Hampton University Players and Company proudly presents the hilarious comedy “Dearly Departed” by David Botrell and Jessie Jones. The production will be held on Dec. 4-6 in Armstrong Hall’s Little Theater at HU. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee opens at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, children and students, and admission for HU students is free.

Family should be the source of comfort and emotional support when a loved one dies. The Turpin Family is the exception. In this comedy, the limits of family love are tested and redefined. From a dysfunctional family to a cadre of eccentric friends, the audience will learn that funerals consist of more than potato salad and flowers. Dearly Departed shows how the definition of family far extends genetics.

Dr. Robin Boisseau, an assistant professor of theater, serves as director for “Dearly Departed.” In his 22nd year, C. Perry Otto will serve as scenic and light designer for the production. Destiny Gordon, a senior technical theatre major from Camden, N.J., will serve as costume designer.

For ticket information, please contact the HU Box Office at 757.727.5236 or 757.727.5402.

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