THE CEMETERY CLUB
September 21 - October 1
While the title may imply drama, this comedy is done very much in the style of a sitcom – think THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life (ROSE); Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun (BLANCHE); and Doris is priggish and judgmental (DOROTHY), particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Comedy ensues. The play was made into a film, starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, and Olympia Dukkakis.