The cast was off book (knew their lines), the stage was set, and the excitement of everyone involved was running sly high. Then, like so many other theater companies around the country, the lights went out and the house went dark. The COVID pandemic closed the doors for the remaining 2020 season.
Fast forward (no pun intended) to the same place, the same show and an eager cast of wonderful actors and actresses. Plans are back in the making with some rehearsals over the next couple of months and the curtain opening August, 2021 on the stage of the FMB Theater.
The cast and crew met safely together recently in the theater to read through the script, share a few laughs and re-connect. And as expected, a few tears were shed as well.
The cast will begin rehearsals within a few weeks to take advantage of this window of opportunity and whole heatedly look forward to welcoming patrons in to share the human relationships and foibles of this dysfunctional but loving family. Stay tuned Oswego! The Turpin Clan is coming to visit and you won’t want to miss the hilarious mayhem and the great “joy, joy, joy” they will bring to all theater lovers out there.
(Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones is made possible through special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service)