Southern Fried cast

The cast has been named for "Southern Fried Funeral."

The cast has been named for the Magnolia Arts Center production of “Southern Fried Funeral.”

Show dates for the play written by J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Epler are September 19-22 at the center on South Washington Street.

The cast:

Dorothy Frye -- Jessica Stone

Sammy Jo Frye-Lefette -- Melanie Martin

Harlene Frye -- Sarah Nguyen

Dewey Frye Jr. -- Eli Wootton

Dub Frye -- Jim Pierce

Atticus "Attie" Van Leer -- Will Wood

Beecham Lefette -- Zach Seaton-Stout

Martha Ann Fox -- Amber Mayfield

Fairy June Cooper -- Cindy Bradshaw

Benny Charles -- Joe Hughes

Ozella Meeks -- Amber Goodwin

This is a synopsis of the show:

“Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry.

“Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.”

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