Fall 2016 – Dearly Beloved

Directed by Greg Geisler

Comedy, Texas style! A wedding, three sisters, and 300 pounds of Texas barbecue. What could possibly go wrong?

Dearly Beloved Synopsis

Dearly Beloved BBQThe Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink’s desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years. In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie’s hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink’s alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford’s House of Meat. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Dearly Beloved Texas WeddingFrankie’s hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped. The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. As a last resort, and to the delight of the citizenry of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite and sing again.

Dearly Beloved was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and was first performed in November, 2005.

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Miss Geneva Musgrave

Played by Judy Puritt
Cantankerous, gossipy, bossy business owner of florist/bus depot in Fayro, Texas

Tina Jo / Gina Jo Dubberly

Played by Dasha Topiygina
One actress plays both roles of the twin sisters. Tina Jo is the bride and Gina Jo is the maid of honour. Gina Jo is naïve about love & romance and takes her job as chief cow inseminator very seriously.

Honey Raye Futrelle

Played by Cathy Dowsett
Oldest of the 3 Futrelle sisters, thinks and acts like she is a sexy 30 year old beauty, has been through many marriages and always needs a man. Honey Raye is in denial about going through menopause.

Frankie Futrelle Dubberly

Played by Charlene Gardner
Youngest of the Futrelle sisters,and mother of the bride to be, Frankie is by far the most emotional of the sisters. She is dead set on the wedding being the best social event in Fayro and has a tendency to speak to her deceased mother when she is exploring her own thoughts about family.

Twink Futrelle

Played by Tracy Facchin
Middle Futrelle sister, she is single but desperate to get married to her fiancé Wiley Hicks. She is a good hearted person but is not afraid to follow her own ideas and cut corners when suited.

Nelda Lightfoot

Played by Dee Staigh
The local psychic, will do anything to make sure that she gets paid for her tarot card and palm reading services.

Patsy Price

Played by Linda Collard
Tina Jo’s future mother-in-law, who will do anything to make sure the wedding does not happen. She is the centre of Fayro’s high society and looks down of the Futrelle family.

Dub Dubberly

Played by Harold Swaffield
Husband to Frankie, Dub is a good old country boy. He appears simple in his thinking but he has a heart of gold and will do anything to please his wife and daughters.

Justin Waverly

Played by Connor Graham
Seminarian & UPS delivery man. Innocent and awkward, Justin is always trying to find the courage to be a man in all aspects of his like.

Wiley Hinks

Played by David Brennan
Twink’s fiancé of many years, he is another good old country boy but is suffering from a cold and way overmedicated by Twink. Starts off disoriented and only gets worse as the play progresses.

John Curtis Bunter

Played by Ric O’Dell
The local town Highway Patrol, John Curtis is Dub’s best friend but not the smartest or best cop. He loves to pretend his is a big time police officer chasing down criminals but lucky for everyone else, there is nothing going on in Fayro amounting to major crime.

Management Team


Greg Geisler

Consulting Director

Helen Weeden


lan Glen

Assistant Director

Barb O’Dell