Auditions for “The Cemetery Club”

Newmarket Stage Company is holding open auditions for “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell, Monday July 30, 7pm, at the Newmarket Legion, 707 Srigley Street.

Show dates are November 29, 30 and December  1, 6, 7, 8, with matinees on December
1 and 6.

Auditioning for one man, four women, character ages are late fifties, early sixties.

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.

Also seeking a costume manager.

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