‘Dearly Beloved’ opens Sept. 20 at high school

Brittany Whitley Community

A new theatre company is on the rise, and they are planning to tickle their way into your hearts. The Morgan County Players will be performing Dearly Beloved written by the popular playwright trio, Jones Hope Wooten, beginning Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan County High School auditorium. Love, marriage, sisterhood, gospel music, and humor are tightly woven together to create this laugh-out-loud production. This will be the final community performance at the old high school before its demolition.

Dearly Beloved is “a comedy set in Texas where a dysfunctional family is trying to put together a wedding,” explained John Copelaen, producer of Dearly Beloved. “A lot of hilarious situations happen while they are putting the wedding together.”

According to Copelean, “It’s something you don’t have to sit there and think about; it’s just laugh-in-your-face funny.”

Technical Director Fulton Pritchett added, “It is lighthearted, and a happy show for you to watch and enjoy.”

The Morgan County Players are a group of talented individuals, ranging from 18 to mature ages, who are passionate about their flairs. Copelean, an experienced producer, and four-year actor, Pritchett, founded this theatre company with the heart to provide an opportunity for actors and actresses to express their talents.

“There is too much talent in Morgan County not to use it,” Pritchett said. “We support all ages; it doesn’t matter how young you are or how old you are, we’ll get you on stage.”

“We need every bit of support we can get in order to continue, to make this program a part of the community,” Copelean stated. “Morgan County has such a strong cultural fiber, this is just another part of that fabric, another thread, so to speak.”

The show will run September 20-22: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Morgan County High School auditorium. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the event.

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