''Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will' opens tonight

Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM.

CHIPLEY — The Spanish Trail Playhouse production of “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.  

Directed by Kevin Russell, the cast includes: Jacquie Funderburk as Sara Lee Turnover, Mil Cox as Lurlene Turnover Rogers, Pat Dickson as Lois “Mama” Wheelis, Zedra Hawkins as Evalita Turnover, Ray Bixby as Harmony Rhodes, Lee Shook as Orville Turnover, Emory Wells as Buford “Daddy” Turnover and Tina Goodman as Marlene Turnover. Terrie Garrett serves as Assistant Director and Phyllis Sloan serves as Stage Manager.

Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., “Daddy's Dyin'” concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

The Hollywood Reporter says: "Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering to timeworn clichés about Texans or Texas drawls, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it's a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about."

“Daddy’s Dyin, Who’s Got the Will?”  will take the stage Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. nightly and on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. This production is rated PG-13 for strong language.

Tickets are $12/adults, $10/seniors (65 & up) and Military (with ID). This production is not suitable for students under the age of 13 years. The Spanish Trail Playhouse is located at 680 Second Street in Chipley inside the Historic Chipley High School.

The Spanish Trail Playhouse Business office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket may be reserved via phone by calling 638-9113.

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