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Wedding Season Celebrated With The Bethlehem Players’
Hilarious “Dearly Beloved” by Jones, Hope and Wooten

Dearly_beloved_candidIt’s wedding season and the Bethlehem Players are presenting the hilarious play, “Dearly Beloved,” April 1-9 at the Grassland area, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, on Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin. (Pictured: left to right: Leslie Berra, Kari Reidle, Jonathan Vander Molen, Robbin Holland, Jordan Chester. Photo by Three Wishes Photography)

Dearly_beloved_bannerFranklin, Tenn.(March 7, 2016)—The hilarious play, “Dearly Beloved,” is being presented by the community theatre troupe, the Bethlehem Players, select dates and times, April 1-9, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, in Franklin’s Grassland Area.

Written by the prolific trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten and directed locally by Brett Myers, one outlandish Southern mother tries to throw an elaborate antebellum-styled wedding for her daughter, only to be outdone by her two sisters trying to economize the wedding – Texas style.

The talented cast for the production has many Bethlehem Players’ favorites and actors from the Nashville area including Robbin Holland, Ginny Welles, Lori Hetherington, Jim Maden, Brian Zimmerman, Mark McNulty, Leslie Berra, Kari Reidle, Jordan Chester and Jonathan Vander Molen.

A tradition for the community theatre group is to designate a benefiting charity. This year a portion of the play’s proceeds as well as patron donations will be accepted to support BUMC’s Tiny House project in partnership with the Green Street Church of Christ in Nashville. Bethlehem has begun building four homes to help in housing Nashville’s homeless.

The Bethlehem Players present “Dearly Beloved” on April 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 at 7:00 p.m. and April 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin, TN  37069. With limited seating, $15 per person general admission tickets are available via TicketsNashville.com or by calling the Bethlehem Ticket line at 615-669-BPAC (2722).

Founded in 1997, the Bethlehem Players have staged for packed audiences two world premiere productions, Southern Fried Funeral and Southern Fried Nuptials as well as hits like Steel Magnolias, Rumors, Fiddler On The Roof, Annie, Barefoot in the Park, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and most recently, Play, On!.

For more information about our drama ministry contact
Harry Robinson615-794-6721
hrobinson@bethlehemumc.com