Southern Fried Funeral
by Playhouse 2000

Jun. 23 - Jun. 24 (2019)

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.


Up next in Season 2019

Southern Fried Funeral

Auditions for the fourth play in Playhouse 2000's Season 2019 will be held on
Sunday and Monday, June 23 and 24, 2019.
Men and women of a variety of ages and backgrounds are needed for the cast of 
Southern Fried Funeral.
Auditions will be heard Sunday at 2:30 and Monday at 6:30  
in the Studio of the Kit Werlein Annex, 913 Jefferson Street.

Director R Sheldon Boyce returns to P2K to follow up on the success of last year's summer comedy The Glitter Girls. Sheldon will be seeking six women and five men from age 20 to 70. All roles will be cast from the audition.
Roles Available Are:
  • Dorothy Frye, (50/60) Dewey Frye's widow and the matriarch of the family
  • Sammy Jo Frye-Lefette (30's) the middle child and future president of The Junior League
  • Harlene Frye (30/40) the oldest child - and prodigal daughter
  • Dewey Frye Jr (20's) the youngest child - not the brightest bulb in the lamp
  • Dub Frye (50/60) Dorothy's Brother-In-Law (Dewey Sr.'s Brother)
  • Atticus "Attie" Van Leer (30/40) family lawyer and on-again-off-again love interest of Harlene
  • Beecham Lefette (30's) Sammy Jo's Husband
  • Martha Ann Fox (50/60) Dorothy's best friend
  • Fairy June Cooper (50/60) contemporary of Dorothy and Martha Ann; they've been friends since High School
  • Benny Charles Greenwood (50/60) best friend of Dewey, Sr.
  • Ozella Meeks (60/70) chairwoman of the SonShine committee and the church, a position she does not take lightly.
Southern Fried Funeral will begin rehearsals on July 1st, and perform from August 9 through August 25. Rehearsals are held five nights per week in the evenings, though not all actors will participate in all rehearsals.
Special Notice:  P2K is proud to partner with The Point Theatre in Ingram to offer a pair of shows that "Put the 'Fun' in Funeral" this August.  
With tickets to see Southern Fried Funeral, guests will get a coupon good for five dollars off the cost of tickets to see Dearly Departed at The Point and vice-versa. See them both for two times the fun!