Cemetary Club

The Cemetery Club ran in Dodge City from October 9 – November 2, 1991. The play, by Ivan Menchell centers on the lives of three Jewish widows. Lifetime friends – Ida, Doris and Lucille are part of a club, The Cemetery Club. Every month they meet at Ida’s house in New York for tea then trundle off to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip with deceased husbands. 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. Sam meets the widows at the cemetery while visiting his late wife and changes their lives forever.  A budding romance between Sam and Ida is squashed by Doris and Lucille (who later are guilt-stricken when their influence nearly breaks Ida’s heart). The movie version of this wonderful comedy starred Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd, and Ellen Burstyn.

(Cast:  Sarah Simpson, Jeanette Magouirk, Mary Beth Riegel, ??,??)

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