The Cemetery Club written by Ivan Menchell 

Director: Georgia Peitsch

Production Stage Manager: Dawn Martin

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; 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. It was made into a film, starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, and Olympia Dukkakis.

Show dates:

7:30 pm September 24th, 25th & 30th October 1st & 2nd 

Matinee 1:30 pm September 26th

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Playing Dead: A Cemetery Walk With Players de Noc

Head Ghoul: Nicole Rossell

A walking tour of local history written by local writers narrated by ghosts of our past.

 Meet Escanaba’s founding mothers and fathers in this immersive guided experience at
the Lakeview Cemetery at dusk. Stories will be spun, secrets will be revealed, and
local spirits will be given a voice.

Performances:

Friday October, 22 and Saturday October 23 at the Lakeview Cemetery

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Talley's Folly

Written by: Lanford Wilson 

Director: Jim Soderberg

Reserved Seating

The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defences, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well. Gradually he awakens Sally to the possibilities of a life together until, in the final, touching moments of the play, it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other—two “lame ducks” who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships. This play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980.

Show Dates:

Friday December 3 - 7:30

Saturday December 4 - 7:30

Sunday December 5 - 1:30

Thursday December 9 - 7:30

Friday December 10 - 7:30

Saturday December 11 - 7:30

 

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