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The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchell
Directed by Keely Kurtas-Chapman

Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 at 8:00pm
Oct. 24 & 25, 2014 at 8:00pm
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

Linda Browning, Ernie Nicastro, Linda Goodwin, Kathy Sturm & Laura Tirronen

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 prim and a bit judgmental. Sam the butcher meets the widows while visiting his wife's grave and seems to be shyly smitten with Ida, but Doris and Lucille thwart the budding romance to protect Ida from disappointment. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida's heart, but all is resolved happily in the end.

Suitable for all ages.

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In the Spotlight

Two Players Vets Tapped for 'Simply Staged'

Two veteran Curtain Players have been tapped to stage readings of their original unproduced scripts during the January Simply Staged event at the Harlem Road playhouse.

Emily Turner’s Girl in Progress is described as a warm, funny, touching, and poignant story about the determined optimism of a young woman who struggles coming to terms with a variety of disappointments in and with a life that is extraordinarily ordinary.

Michael Parsons penned Sumner Falls in which a family deals with such as issues as economic problems, infertility, and midlife crisis, all complicated by the arrival of Uncle James, just released from prison after serving 30 years for murdering his wife. (And then the weird stuff happens.)

Turner and Parsons each have many acting and/or directing credits with Curtain Players, and each has served on the board and in many volunteer positions with the theatre.

These staged readings are set for January 15-18.

Girl in Progress is scheduled for Thursday January 15 and Saturday January 17, each day at 8 PM. Sumner Falls is on the calendar for Friday January 16 at 8 PM and Sunday January 18 at 6 PM.

The selection committee received seven unpublished scripts to consider for the Simply Staged program.