After the patriarch keels over in the first scene, the Turpin family tries desperately to pull themselves together to plan the funeral, but their family and neighborhood dynamics keep getting in the way. In the spirit of past Circle favorite, Escanaba In Da Moonlight, Circle will bring the drop-dead funny knee-slapper to life.
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended
"...Bereaved Bible-thumpers and boozers are played with high energy and nuanced timing in Kevin Wiczer's Circle Theatre production, bringing laughs and cringes with mentions of a church mission to "teach African women to wear brassieres" and a miscarriage in a KFC bucket. Will Nifong is, well, explosive as Reverend Hooker, whose Mexican-food-induced digestive issues highlight the funeral scene. But between those memorable bits, the script goes flat and corny."
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