The Mavericks are returning to their roots of original scripts. THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF BIG EARL JESSUP is a popular comedy in North Carolina written by Martha D. Winters. Martha is a member of a colorful theater group, The Hot Flash Players, an all-female company, They like the same fun plays Mavericks do. We look forward to doing one of their signature productions.
THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF BIG EARL JESSUP is set in a new funeral home in Flatbottom. Georgia. The family is gathering before the funeral of William “Big Earl” Jessup. Earl, a prominent used car dealer, died suddenly and in embarrassing circumstances. First to arrive is Big Earl’s widow, Ima Jean Jessup, (LYDIA WILLIS) civic social climber, accompanied by her best friend Mavis Lee Ledbetter (PAULA WALDROP), along for support in this time of grief. Then comes Dolly Jessup, Earl’s ex-wife, (DENISE MOORE) who has come by to be sure he is dead. The family parade continues with Earl’s sister, Earlene Jessup Clinard (STEPHANIE WINSTON), a Harley-riding wannabee Marine recruit but now sole caregiver to Earl’s mother, Blanche (MARION KIMBERLY). Blanche brings her dog, a remarkably inanimate animal. Last to arrive is a stranger named after her favorite cocktail, Daiquiri (ERICA REAGAN). Directing this outrageous, slightly bawdy comedy is MISTY THOMASON.
Please join us at our home, the VFW Post 4149 at 409 Veterans Airpark Lane, north of ClayDesta. We will have free refreshments at our traditional Wine and Cheese Reception on opening night, and the VFW will sell beer, soft drinks, wine and often popcorn at other performances. We will offer cookies at intermission.