“Dearly Beloved” Fills Lofte with Laughter and Love!
The 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.
This fun-filled story of a southern wedding and 300 pounds of Texas BBQ is sure to have you in stitches. This playwriting trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten penned last year’s season opener, “Dixie Swim Club.” They have a talent for showcasing the ups and downs of family and female friendships.
Production dates for this show are May 24, 25, 30, 31 and June 1, 6, 7, 8. All performances are at 7:30pm except for Sunday afternoon matinees which are at 2pm. Tickets for the show are $19. However, there is still time to purchase a Lofte season pass for only $75. The season pass gives you one ticket to each of the Lofte’s five regular-season plays and lowers the per-show cost to $15. Other shows this year include, “The Wizard of Oz,” “King O’ The Moon,” “Wrong Window!” and “Christmas Belles.”
Season tickets must be purchased by contacting the box office at (402) 234-2553. Individual show tickets can be purchased online, or by calling the Lofte box office staff. All seats are reserved.