More About the Piece:
Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he’s dead, before he’s dead. Mort’s wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke. We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial. The mistaken identities, chases, and jokes within jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort’s wake into a suprise party as she tries to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes.
By James C. Wall
Opening: May 12, 2011
Closing: May 22, 2011
Director: Edwina Yakupzak
Production Staff: Frank Davis, Steve Duplantis, Martha Cazaubon, Red Hornsby
Cast: Scott Courville, Ani Ashley, Pat Hornsby Crochet, Joel Waldron, Gayle Walters, Jessie Deloach, Rosana Marcel, Delvin Foret, Danielle Marchive, Lydia Courtney-Voigt, Sharlene Saunders, Hope Theriot, Lacy Shoffner