Auditions for Roswell Community Little Theatre’s production of “Southern Fried Funeral” will be held February 11th and 12th at 7pm at Roswell community Little Theatre. (1717 S. Union)
Who knew southern fried could be so good for you? Dewey Frye is dead and his wife Dorothy is left behind to pick up the pieces and hold her family together. Her daughters are at each other’s throats, Ozella Meeks from the SonShine committee is trying to take over the funeral, and Dewey’s brother is trying to take away her house. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Frye family is no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family- Southern Style.
Performances are scheduled April 26, 27, May 3, & 4 at 7:30 pm and April 28 & May 5 at 2:00 pm
The cast consists of 6 women and 5 men, ages 20s – 60s.
Authentic southern accents preferred, but not required for all parts.
DOROTHY FRYE (50s/60s)
Dewey Frye’s widow and the matriarch of the family. A character with heart, compassion, and burning loyalty for her family.
SAMMY JO LeFETTE (30s)
The middle child and future president of the Junior League. Sammy Jo is in charge – in everything she does – even when she isn’t.
HARLENE FRYE (30s/40s)
The oldest child and prodigal daughter, Harlene left Mississippi to “find herself” and returns for her father’s funeral. Unsure of her life’s path, her rocky past creates tension with her sister upon her arrival home.
DEWEY FRYE JR (20s)
The youngest child and not the brightest bulb. Dewey Jr is a kind and helpful soul, and struggles with everyday life. Wisdom of a child.
DUB FRYE (50s/60s)
Dorothy’s brother-in-law who is the antagonist of the play. He is over confident and believes he is the smartest one in the room.
ATTICUS VAN LEER (30s/40s)
Family lawyer and on-again-off-again love interest of Harlene. Has been pining for Harlene since Kindergarten.
BEECHAM LeFETTE (30s)
Sammy Jo’s husband, and has the sarcastic mouth to prove he belongs in the same house with her.
MARTHA ANN FOX (50s/60s)
Dorothy’s best friend. Sweet and loving.
FAIRY JUNE COOPER
Contemporary of Dorothy and Martha Ann. All friends since high school. Fairy June is a confused soul, but not ditzy.
BENNY CHARLES GREENWOOD (50s/60s)
Best friend of Dewey Frye Sr. Down to earth man who works with his hands. Eats pork rinds in every scene. That kind of guy.
Chairwoman of the SonShine committee at the church, a position she does not take lightly. Ozella and Sammy Jo hate each other because they both want to be in charge.