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"The Cemetery Club" Last Modified: Monday, November 09, 2009
"The Cemetery Club"
by Ivan Menchell
Directed by Marti McWilliams
May 2008
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. He meets the widows while visiting his wife's grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida's heart. The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille.

"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

Published by Samuel French, Inc.

Director Marti McWilliams

Janice Van Ardsdall as Ida Cast
Ida: Janice Van Ardsdall
Sam: Bill Schuler
Lucille: Barbara Morgan
Doris: Linda Rickel
Mildred: Kate Martin
Understudy: Lee Iafrate
Director: Marti McWilliams
Assistant Director: Marilyn Linde
Stage Manager/Producer: Gene Forsyth & Robert Simpson
Prop Coordinator: Melinda Bledsoe
Set: Mark Britton, Walter Dodson
Office: Margaret Forsyth, Peggy Socias
Lights/Sound: Walter Dodson
Costumes: Cast
Publicity: Gene Forsyth, Jackie Steulke
Programs: Bill & Barbara White
Newsletter: Ann Wilson, Margaret Forsyth
Consessions: Tom & Dee Farr
House Manager: Walter Dodson
Webmaster: John Lukas
Artwork: Tom Clark
Photography: Renee Burns
Barbara Morgan as Lucille
Linda Rickel as Doris OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Renee & Steve Burns
Gayla's Costumes, Benton
Nearly New, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Rent-A-Center
Kate Martin as Mildred
Bill Schuler as Sam