The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell

Artwork for The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell

Funny, sweet-tempered, and moving

April 7 to April 29, 2018

Directed by Pamela Lambert

8:00 PM — April 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28
2:00 PM — April 8, 15, 22, & 29

Auditions: February 5 and 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
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Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. Long friendships are threatened by romance and jealousy and the ladies have to work to mend Ida’s broken heart.

The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille. It was made into a film, starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, Olympia Dukakis.

The Cemetery Club is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Cemetery Club opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City on May 12, 1990. This production was originally presented by Howard Hurst, Philip Rose, Sophie Hurst, and David Brown at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1990. It was directed by Pamela Berlin.

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“Funny, sweet tempered, moving.” —Boston Globe

“Very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.” —Washington Journal Newspapers