Lying in State is a knee-slapping farce. It takes place in one parlor of a funeral home--which doesn't seem like much of a set-up for a comedy, but believe us when we tell you that if you need an evening of laughing so hard your stomach muscles hurt, this is your cure. The senator, who's been gearing up a campaign for re-election and wasn't exactly in high favor, dies in a ridiculous gun accident and--amazingly--becomes a sudden hero. His campaign manager is searching for ANYONE to put into the senator's place and take advantage of the (probably fleeting) popularity; his apparent fiancee--a part-time semi-exotic dancer and scout leader--shows up expecting the senate seat to be hers. The ex-wife is trying to find a bugler to play for the funeral and add some respectability to it. The brother is there just trying to find whatever advantage he can; and a squirrel plays a role as well. Seriously, this is one you have to see to believe.
The Front Porch Players perform in The Family Life Center of The First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro at 1842 Lake Jodeco Rd. in Jonesboro. The show opens Nov. 10 and runs Nov. 10-12 and 17-19. Tickets available at www.thefrontporchplayers.com/tickets or at 770-897-1404. Reserved as well as general admission tickets; we recommend the show is best for ages 13 and up. Discounts for seniors (55+) and organizations bringing 5 or more patrons.