Brush Creek brings 1980s Broadway comedy to the local stage
Del Shores quirky family comedy, Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? opened at Brush Creek Playhouse Friday, June 6 and will run until Sunday, June 22, with three performances each weekend.
The occasionally off-color comedy explores the relationships among a family that has grown apart but is brought together – in more ways than one – by the approaching death of the family patriarch. The various members of the Turnover family wants their father’s love – but they’ll settle for his money. The original play inspired a 1990 movie starring Beau Bridges, Tess Harper and Judge Reinhold, among others.
Brush Creek’s production is directed by BCP veteran Linda Zellner, who completed the children & youth production of The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty a few months ago. “Directing adults is a bit different from directing children,” she said. Her cast – like Brush Creek’s recent production of the female version of The Odd Couple, includes a mix of Brush Creek veterans and newcomers. Zellner loves the play’s humor, although she cautions that some of the language may be off-putting for parents of younger children.
The performances will be at 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Sundays. Tickets — $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students with ID – will be available at Brush Creek’s two ticket locations: Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton and Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem. They also can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance. More information is also available by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.
The playhouse is located at 11535 Silverton Road, the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads, between Silverton and Salem. In spite of the Silverton Road address, the theater’s parking lot is entered from Brush Creek Road.
The cast of the show is listed below:
Thia Evans Sara Lee Turnover
Kim Garibay Lurlene Turnover Rogers
Christine Stimson Mama Wheelis
Suzy Wilder Evalita Turnover
Steven Falkenstein Harmony Rhodes
John Sams (June 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22) Buford “Daddy” Turnover Michael Wood (June 13, 14, 15)
Richard Stimson Orville Turnover
Kassandra Perkins Marlene Turnover