When family patriarch Bud Turpin (played by Jim Sinclair) falls over dead at the breakfast table during the play's first five minutes, the subject matter of Summit Productions' "Dearly Departed" immediately becomes clear.
But as his dysfunctional family prepares for Bud's upcoming funeral, the comic irony of the play's title becomes equally obvious.
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