'$38,000 for a Friendly Face' opens Thursday

How do you celebrate the life of a woman who was universally despised? In the case of “$38,000 for a Friendly Face,” it’s with some hearty laughs, a warm meal, exactly three flowers, and a peek into the lives of seven unique characters who have been brought together by the death of Bronwyn Bain.

Written by Kristin Shepherd, the play opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with shows through Sunday, Sept. 24, at Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb.  

“38,000 for a Friendly Face” is directed by David Booth with Assistant Director Darlene Hillman, the same team responsible for bringing “Dixie Swim Club” to uproarious life in the Stage Coach Players’ 2016 season.

The cast includes Chris Porterfield as the Funeral Director; Sarah Romero and Amaria Vondran as Bain’s daughters; Jan Booth, Janette Jacobs and Megan Hampton as the three members of the “last supper committee”; and Blythe Schwaller as the flower delivery girl.

Tickets cost $15 each for adults and $13 for children and seniors and are available by phone at 815-758-1940, online at, or in person at the box office.

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