Opening of the Encore Theater show

What: Encore Theater of Independence, presents “Let Him Sleep ‘Til It’s Time for His Funeral”, a comedy by Peg Kehret, directed by Michael Daniels and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service)

Or: Powerhouse Theater at the Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St. (corner of Noland and Truman Roads)

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17

Tickets: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60 and over) and $5 for younger children. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling 816-325-7367.

What the show is about: John is anxious to turn 50, thinking he has done nothing with his life. But his wife wants to prove him wrong with a surprise funeral instead of a birthday party, to show how much he is loved. When John gets wind of the idea and misunderstands, his reaction leads to more misunderstanding from his wife, and their daughter and neighbors have their own wacky ideas about the party. (from

TO THROW (Character: actor)

Jackie WestmorePatti Shockley

Marianne DollefsonKristi Hibschman

Elizabeth DollefsonMolly Friel

Russ WestmoreAaron Andes

John DollefsonRobert Scoles

Mr. Jansen: Ken Kasten