Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will

Representing the 1990’s Era at FFP

Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will
Written by Del Shores
Produced in Association with Samuel French
Director: Jim Toth
Producer: Barb Pace
Show Dates: February 7-10 & 15-17, 2019
Audition Dates: December 17-18, 2018
Audition Time: 7:30pm

Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?, concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.


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SARA LEE TURNOVER, 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician, sports a bleached beehive. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.

LURLENE TURNOVER ROGERS, 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian-but she has a bite.

MAMA WHEELIS, 80, the Turnover children’s grand mother. She’s fiesty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.

EVALITA TURNOVER, 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.

HARMONY RHODES, 36, Evalita’s latest fiance. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.

ORVILLE TURNOVER, 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.

BUFORD “DADDY” TURNOVER, 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.

MARLENE TURNOVER, 36, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing. sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.

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Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will was first presented by FFP in May of 1997.