Beginning Wednesday, January 11, and running through Sunday, February 5, 2012, Stockton Civic Theatre will present DEARLY BELOVED, a hilarious comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
The story is about the Futrelle sisters in Fayro, Texas, who come together for a family wedding. Dysfunctional, to say the least, this wedding has a “Gone With the Wind” theme, and everything that can go wrong does. This is the first of a trilogy about the Futrelle family. Great characters, funny situations, and a heartwarming conclusion, make for a fun evening in the theatre.
Liz Kastner Garvin and Jennifer Nelson Burgher perform the roles of Twink Futrelle and Frankie Futrelle Dubberly, with newcomer Bonnie de Chant playing the flamboyant Honey Raye Futrelle. Wiley Hicks is the hapless husband-to-be. Veteran actress Judy Caruso Williamson portrays Miss Geneva Musgrave, the cantankerous wedding coordinator who runs the local floral shop/bus depot.
Other cast members include Carol Barry as Tina Jo/Gina Jo Dubberly, Richard Garvin as Dub Dubberly, Kari Nelson as Nelda Lightfoot, Matt Saculla as Justin Waverly, Sean Bocardo as John Curtis Buntner, and Sheri Garland as Patsy Price.
With SCT’s Artistic Director Jim Coleman at the director’s helm, other staff includes Joan Topp as assistant director, Terry Smith as set and lighting designer, Elsa Fulton as costumes designer, and Putsy Lew Hong as stage manager.
DEARLY BELOVED features a $15 per seat preview on Wednesday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. A reception for opening night patrons catered by Angelina’s will be held on Friday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday, February 5, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $15 for students and children 12 and under. The show is rated PG.
The theatre is located at 2312 Rose Marie Lane, Stockton. For tickets call the SCT Box Office Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473‑2424, or go online at sctlivetheatre.com.
The mission of Stockton Civic Theatre is to offer affordable, quality productions, adult and youth education, collaborative outreach programs and promote involvement with our diverse community.