Black Curtain Theatre: The Cemetery Club
By Ivan Menchell
Bittersweet Comedy About Life and Death, Love and Forgiveness, and the Power of Enduring Friendship
September 25 & 26, 2021
Ida, Lucille and Doris are part of a club - the Cemetery Club. Every month they meet at Ida's New York house for tea and then trundle off to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip with their late husbands. Lucille fancies herself as a flamboyant swinger, Doris is a traditional matronly widow, and Ida is somewhere in between. The fun-loving camaraderie between friends gets turned upside down, however, when widower Sam the butcher enters the scene and the ladies vie for Sam’s attention. Called “Steel Magnolias meets The Golden Girls”, The Cemetery Club is a funny and touching play about enduring friendships, cherishing the past, and embracing the future.