Cream of the Crop Theater Company
Cream of the Crop is pleased to announce our upcoming show:
The Cemetery Club
Written by Ivan Menchell
Auditions: will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday & Tuesday December 15th and 16th 120 Superior Street, Randall. (Upstairs at The Old Creamery Quilt and Coffee Shop)
Roles are available for 4 women (age 45-65) and 1 man (age 45-65).
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
The Cemetery Club is a bittersweet comedy telling the story of three widows in Queens. They are the surviving half of three sets of long time best friends, each of whom is in a different stage of healing and moving on with her life. Once a month the three women meet to pay their respects to their husbands, who are all buried in the same cemetery. The women are bound together by their hurt, their healing and the discovery that they are more alike than they believed.
Doris is content to have loved her husband well and seeks nothing more than simply to go on remembering him. She no doubt would visit the cemetery every day.
Lucille appears to quickly have dismissed the loss of her late husband and hungrily searches for a new man. She flaunts the men on her arm with hopes that her philandering late husband sees that she has moved on without him.
Ida is in the middle of these two opposites. She recounts how her husband always loved coming home to her home-cooked meals and how she spent the first few months after his death numbly cooking elaborate meals for the husband that would never come home to her again.
Sam is a widower who meets Ida during one of the cemetery visits and the two find a connection that is soon torn asunder by Ida’s meddling friends who decide she is not ready for this budding relationship.
When Mildred, a glamorous and slightly younger widow, accompanies Sam to the wedding of a mutual friend of Ida’s, sparks fly. Ida is hurt, and Lucille and Doris confess their interference. After a mild cat fight, complete with drinks thrown in faces, Ida, Lucille and Doris each more intently view their journey as single women.
This show touches the heart with laughter and perhaps some tears with wonderfully realistic characters and emotions.
Performances will be in February 2015