The Front Porch Players Presents:

Lying in State  By:  David C. Hyer

Directed By: Kathryn Wood
Co-Director: Elton Todd
Produced By: Lisa Bartlett-Shiflett
The Cast Has Been Chosen!
(Drum Roll Please) 🥁🥁🥁
Edna: Deena Seckinger
Margo: Katy Durham
Buttons: Kelsey Lipham
Herb: Sammie Real
Wally: Cody Rentz
Harry: Mike Hubbard
Fred: Keith Larson


Location: First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Family Life Center,  1842 Lake Jodeco Rd., Jonesboro, GA 30236

Production Dates:  Nov 10,11,12,17,18 &19, 2017

This side-splitting comedy centers on a late state senator who dies in a ridiculous gun accident turning him into a national hero.  The local political party leaders are strenuously looking for someone to fill his senate seat.  His ex-wife is looking for a bugler to play at his funeral.  A host of other zany characters are looking for love, votes and the right casket in this madcap farce about love, politics and things not being what they seem to be. 

Edna – Late Ed’s ex-wife, practical, smart, 30’s – 50’s

Buttons- Ed’s fiancée, bubbly, semi-erotic dancer, 20’s – 40’s

Margo- Her husband is in Parlor C, pill popping widow, 30’s -60’s

Herb – A chairman in search of a candidate, conniving, 40’s – 70’s

Wally – The Governor’s son who does nothing, 20’s – 30’s

Fred – The Governor – a true politician who knows Buttons, 40’s – 70’s

Harry – Late Ed’s brother, a rich man who feels an obligation to the system that feeds him,   40’s – 60’s

For more information please contact: Kathryn Wood, 404-421-7743, or email @


Rehearsals for Lying In State are going strong!












2 thoughts on “Lying In State

  1. Do u have any extra Lying in State scripts…. could use them for a high school play.
    Tom Torpey 253B Agawam Dr Stratford CT 06614

    Thank you

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