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  • Ridgewater College Presents “Dearly Departed”

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  • Location:

    Ridgewater College
    2101 15th Avenue NW
    Willmar, MN 56201

  • Dates:

    Nov 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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    One event on Nov 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm

  • Admission:

Ridgewater College Presents “Dearly Departed”
Nov. 16-18
Box office opens at 6pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7pm

$10 General Admission tickets are available in advance at Ridgewater bookstores.
Students and staff with a Ridgewater ID receive free admission!

Written by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones, “Dearly Departed” is a Southern-fried comedy of rural chaos and casket humor set in the backwoods of the Bible Belt where the Turpin family experiences life and death in messy and hilarious ways.

Despite efforts to collect themselves for a family funeral, other distractions such as drinking, bills, children, and neighbors overshadow the solemn occasion. A community of eccentric misfits helps to pull them together in their time of need.

“It’s always fun to work with students and community members on a new show, and this has been no exception,” said Ridgewater Director Matt Hegdahl. “The cast has been putting in countless hours in and out of rehearsal learning lines, honing their Southern drawls, and helping with the construction of the set.”

This play contains some mature language and content and may not be suitable for all ages.