When Bud, the patriarch of the Tarpin family keels over dead in the opening scene, you know you’re in for a hilarious look at a dysfunctional family!
In Dearly Departed, the fall production by the Pierce College Theatre program, the colorful and cantankerous family members sort through the details of Bud’s funeral and burial, with side-splitting results.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 19, and 20.
Tickets are now available for all shows. Cost is $2 for students and seniors, and $5 for everyone else. Call (253) 964-6710 to make reservations. The theater is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.