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Dearly Departed, is a comedy about a dysfunctional family that goes to a funeral. The play begins with a letter that Raynelle Turpin reads. The letter sets the scene and introduces the Turpin family. During the reading of the letter Raynelle's husband, Bud Turpin has a heart attack and dies. Marguerite Althorns, Bud's sister was the first to be notified about his death. Marguerite a religious fanatic, forces her jobless son Royce to go to the funeral. Bud's oldest son Ray-Bud was very un-sympathetic towards his father's death, his only worry was the price it would cost him to bury his dad. Bud's middle child Junior is a very passive father of two children. He is married to a dramatic woman named Suzanne. While they were on their way to Raynelle's house, Suzanne discovers evidence that Junior had an affair. Bud's youngest child Delightful, is a quiet, overweight girl. Delightful also doesn't care too much about her father's death; as long as she was eating she was happy. Continuously throughout the play the trashy,
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Bud, Raynelle Turpin, My personal favorite, Ray-Bud, Raynelle, Suzanne, Royce, Marguerite,
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