SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

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As you may remember, I auditioned for a play recently and I got a part.  Now I’m committed or I should be.  The truth is, I’m having a blast working on this project.  The play is called “SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL.”  I play the part of Ozella Meeks – the, busy body Chairwoman of the Son Shine Committee – responsible for making all the necessary arrangements for the funeral.  I wonder if I was cast because I’m such a busy church lady.  I know it’s been helpful in developing the character.

The play takes place somewhere in the Mississippi countryside.  Dorothy Frye’s husband has just passed away, giving a speech at the Rotary Club.  His death has sent the family into a tizzy and brought them all together at the family farm.  We speak with a southern accent. The stage will be set as a country kitchen, complete with appliances and real food. – like casserole dishes, pies and cakes, and more.

Just a few days after the run, I’m going to hold a theatre workshop for seniors age 55+.  Hopefully I will have survived the play and there isn’t a funeral in my future.  In this class I hope to help folks in their golden years to have fun while learning how to act on stage.  The workshop will acquaint them with stage movement, vocal production, improvisation and basic acting skills.

My philosophy regarding aging, is to keep active both physically and mentally.  As we age, our memories start to fade, especially short term memory.  I think that exercising the mind is just as important as putting your body through physical endurance.  Sometimes it’s even more important.

I thought my acting days were over, but I’m having a great time with the small cast of crazy characters and a director whose vision is to tell this humorous story comically, yet maintain the drama of a very stressful time for families.  Pray that I don’t break a leg!

 

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

  1. Amen! I love this stuff you are doing.

    Something fun about older people, they have a lot of life experience with real characters, so even something like playing charades can have a depth to them that is just amazing. I never laughed so hard as I did when this older man was playing a teen age boy, complete with baggy pants and rap music. He did it just to amuse us, to make people laugh,and he was always so full of mischief. I loved that guy,he was such a blessing. He used to make me bring him a triple mocha and I was worried about his health, but he’d tell me, “I certainly hope it kills me, I don’t want to get old, have you seen old people?” He was like, 92 at the time.

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  2. You’re amazing! One day, I’d like to follow in your footsteps and audition for a local play. What a hoot that would be! I love that you are modelling what you teach as well! Bravo! How blessed are those who have a chance to learn from you! ❤ ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I challenged myself to do this to see if I still could audition. I really didn’t expect it o get cast. I think I may have been type cast though because I play a busybody church lady. I’m having so much fun I feel guilty.

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