By Starla Pointer • Staff Writer • 

Kaleidoscope winds up with 'Dearly Departed'

The readers’ theater-style performance will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in the theater at Second and Ford streets, downtown McMinnville. Tickets are $10.

Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, “Dearly Departed” is a comedy that follows the Turpin family as they deal with the loss of their patriarch.

Steve Cox is directing the show. The cast includes Cox, Carolyn McCloskey, Meridith Symons, Kari Trickey, April Wilcox, Brad Wilcox, Jeff Peterson, Justin Jenks, Betsy LeClair, Charity Benham, Walt Haight, Gilbert Chu and Joanne Walker.

For more information and tickets, call the theater box office at 503-472-2227 or check the theater website, at


  • What: Kaleidoscope’s final play, “Dearly Departed,” Aug. 15-17 
  • Where: Gallery Theater, Second and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville 
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday 
  • How much: $10 
  • More information: 503-472-2227
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