Marion High School will present “Dearly Beloved,” a two-act comedy about feuding sisters in the South coming together to prepare for a wedding, March 28 and 29.
The comedy’s themes include gossip and the results of jumping to conclusions and holding on to the past, director Janet Killough said. She said she expected couples would find the play especially funny.
“The whole play is just hilarious,” she said.
“Dearly Beloved” is the first in a series of three plays by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten about the Futrelle sisters. It is followed by “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality.”
The 11 cast members have been working on their Southern accents for the play, Killough said. They had all their lines learned before going on spring break, but preparations will come down to the wire because of the tight schedule next week, she said.
Killough expects it will be Marion’s final spring play, after students and supporters successfully lobbied the school board for funding to be reinstated for this year. She hopes to see a big audience for the shows after the students’ efforts.
Shows will be at 7 p.m. March 28 and 29 at USD 408 Performing Arts Center. Tickets will cost $2 for children 12 or younger and $3 for adults. Tickets will be general admission only and will be sold at the door.
Cast members are Sheridyn Arterburn, Jacob Baldwin, Shyla Harris, Quinton Hett, Elizabeth Meyer, Nick Meyer, Katie Nordquist, Bailey Robson, Amanda Stuchlik, Justin Terrel, and Grace Vinduska.