WHAT: City Theatre of Independence presents “Exit Laughing,” a comedy by Paul Elliott (2014), directed by Mark Hamilton.

WHERE: Powerhouse Theatre at Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence (corner of Noland and Truman roads).

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 17-18; 2 p.m. Jan. 19. The show opened Thursday.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and children. Tickets are available at the box office, online at www.citytheatreofindependence.org or by calling 816-325-7367.

WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're three Southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a dancer and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living. (from dramaticpublishing.com)

CAST

Character: actor

Rachel Ann: Jessica Arnold

Connie: Emily Davenport

Leona: Colonsay Selby

Millie: Janet Shelman

Bobby: Drew Jones