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ACT Board and Membership Meeting:           
For those wishing to participate more actively with the ACT, the next Board meeting will be held the first Sunday
of each month at 1:30 pm in the parlor of the First Christian Church.  As always, any interested members are
encouraged to attend.  (Changes in schedule will be posted on our Facebook page.)




AT 6:00 PM


Production dates are May 19 - 22.  Call Sandy S. at 575-308-8160 for more information.

Dearly Beloved
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Full Length
4 men, 7 women (doubling): 11

The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost
made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's antebellum-inspired
wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise
there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the
scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink's
desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie's
ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye's tendency to race to the altar at
every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years. In spite of her own marital problems,
Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one "final Futrelle occasion" with
elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who
runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie's hope begins to dim
when she discovers Twink's alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a
potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford's House of Meat. When the prodigal Honey Raye
arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to
right old family wrongs, Frankie's hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the
church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped. The sisters ultimately pull together
to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to
track down the runaway bride and groom.


MISS GENEVA MUSGRAVE, wedding coordinator and florist

TINA JO DUBBERLY, Frankie's oldest twin daughter

HONEY RAYE FUTRELLE, oldest Futrelle sister

FRANKIE FUTRELLE DUBBERLY, youngest Futrelle sister

DUB DUBBERLY, Frankie's husband

TWINK FUTRELLE, middle Futrelle sister

NELDA LIGHTFOOT, local psychic

GINA JO (G.J.) DUBBER.LY, Tina Jo's identical twin sister

JUSTIN WAVER.LY, seminarian

JOHN CURTIS BUNTNER, highway patrolman, Dub's best friend

WILEY HICKS, lwink's fiance

PATSY PRICE, Tina Jo's future mother-in-law


The play was written to be performed by eleven actors with one actor doubling in the roles of the
identical twin sisters, TinaJo and G.J.


In and around The Tabernacle of the Lamb church, located in the

town of Fayro, Texas.


The Present
What We Do

The Artesia Community Theatre (ACT),
a self-supporting division of the Artesia
Arts Council, Inc. is endeavoring to
bring various types of theatre
experience to the community.

As the ACT continues to grow with each
new season, your continued support and
encouragement will enable you and
other members of the community to
look forward to more productions. Any
and all donations to the Artesia
Community Theatre, whether they be
monetary, costumes, props, etc. are
gratefully accepted and appreciated.

The Artesia Community Theatre is a
member of the American Association of
Community Theatres.
For more about AACT, visit their

ACT is also active in Theatre New
Mexico, Inc. -