New Horizon Community Theatre to Present Dearly Beloved
A Southern wedding goes hilariously off-course in this fast-paced comedy about love, marriage, sisterhood, gospel music, and three hundred pounds of Texas Bar-B-Q.
The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Honey Raye, and Twink – are throwing Tina Jo an over-the-top wedding. Tina Jo’s mother Frankie has almost made herself sick with the elaborate preparations, and, as usual, the rumor mill in their small Texas town of Fayro, Texas is working overtime. Twink’s desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of 15-1/2 years down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity keeps tongues wagging.
Despite Frankie’s holding steadfast to the hope that she can pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva (who runs the local floral shop/bus depot) and overly enthusiastic Dairy Dog employee, Raynerd Chisum, her hopes quickly fade 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 nothing else could possibly go wrong, the preacher, Brother Chadwick, suddenly checks himself into Clearing Waters, an “Oasis for the Soul” or, in the words of Twink, “a drunk tank for preachers.” Their stand-in for the ceremony: Justin Waverly – UPS driver and seminary student. When the bride and groom disappear before the ceremony begins, the Futrelle sisters put their differences aside and band together as only they can to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews and keep the audience laughing all the way to the “I do’s!”
Dearly Beloved will be presented February 4-6 at 8:00 PM at New Horizon Theatre, 411 W 8th St in West Point. There will be an additional Matinee performance at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 6th. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $14 for Seniors, Students, and Military and are available online at www.nhct.org. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks are required to enter the theatre.