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The Cemetery Club

Ivan Menchell; Directed by Cindy Schneider

Three Jewish widows who are long time friends meet for tea every Sunday and then proceed to visit the cemetery where all three husbands are buried. Lucille is flamboyant, flirty and fun-loving. Doris is straight-laced and priggish with a witty sarcastic tongue. Ida is sweet and ready to move on with her life. When Ida meets an interested widower,Sam, at the cemetery, Doris and Lucille sabotage the relationship, which nearly broke Ida?s heart. The play is both humorous and poignant and the characters are delightful. It touches on issues of aging, death, marriage, but mostly on friendship and loyalty.


  • Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please try to become familiar with the script before auditions. If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at cinschn@gmail.com

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: Four (4) who appear to be in their 60?s
Number of Men: One (1) who appears to be in his 60?s

Character Descriptions:
Doris is straight-laced and priggish, sarcastic, and very loyal to her friends and to her late husband. She should have a NY, Jewish accent.

Ida is sweet and honest, and wants to move on from being a widow to having a relationship She should have a NY, Jewish accent.

Lucille is flirty, and fun-loving, outrageous and extravagant. She should have a NY, Jewish accent.
Mildred is Sam?s one time ?date?. Pretentious and obnoxious character who cozies up to Sam and should have a NY accent.

Sam is widower and is the local butcher, Sam misses his late wife but finds Ida very attractive. He has a NY accent.

Rehearsals for Cemetery Club will be on Sunday afternoon, Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning the second week of June. Tech rehearsals will be held on September 2, 3, 4, 5. (please note that Tech week begins Labor Day weekend.) Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.


Coming September 7th

September 2018
8:00 pm
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2:00 pm
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Tickets have not yet gone on-sale for this show.


Cindy Schneider
Rhonda Bastarache
Assistant Director
Kelley Stanford

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