Kentwood Players - Coming Soon
Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?

by Del Shores
Directed by Kirk Larson
Produced by Alison Boole and Elizabeth Summerer
July 13 – August 18, 2018
Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Set in a small Texas town, this comedy stages 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. They’ve wanted their father’s love, but they’ll settle for his money! Winner of the LA Weekly Theater Awards for Best Production and Best Playwriting. It is not so much 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 Character Breakdown is:
Sara Lee Turnover
36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician, sports a bleached beehive. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.
Lurlene Turnover Rogers
42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian-but she has a bite.
Mama Wheelis
80, the Turnover children’s grandmother. She’s feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.
Evalita Turnover
35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.
Harmony Rhodes
36, Evalita’s latest fiance. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long hair. Has a past.
Orville Turnover
38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.
Buford “Daddy” Turnover
67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.
Marlene Turnover
36, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.

Watch the Audition page for audition details.

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