Cast announced for HHS spring play

Hillsboro High School has announced the cast for its spring production of “Dearly Departed.”

The play, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, will be pe presented at 7:30 p.m., March 18-19 in the HHS auditorium.

The play is about the Baptist backwoods, where the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.

Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their “Daddy Bud’s” funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Amid the chaos, the Turpins turn to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits, who manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need.

The cast is: Peter Fast as Bud Turpin, Gina Andrews as Raynelle Turpin, Aaron Miller as Ray-Bud Turpin, Allison Kunkel as Lucille Turpin, Robert Jost as Junior Turpin, Alisa Prior as Suzanne Turpin, Danielle Hagen as Delightful Turpin, Wade Kimbrel as Royce, Emily Bebermeyer as Aunt Marguerite, Emily Railsback as Juanita, Emily Ratzlaff as Veda, Kelli Just as Verneda, Dana Suderman as Nadine, Laura Lindsay as Merline, Victor Rogers as Clyde, Karl Magnuson as Rev. Hooker, Whitney Allen as Mrs. Hooker, Jenny Whisenhunt as Bernice Talbot, Kim Givens, Meredith Kliewer, Hannah Baumert, Elissa Richert, Adam Dirks and Greta Kliewer as Joy of Life Singers and funeral guests.

Tickets are available at the high school office.

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