Whitefish Theatre Co. opens with 'The Cemetery Club'

MONTANA LIVING — Whitefish Theatre Company opens the 2021 season with a Black Curtain  production of  The Cemetery Club.

whitefish theatre company 2021 season the cemetery club, susie kohler, gail cleveland, alicia blake, andrew matulionis

This funny, sweet-tempered, and moving play has performances on Sept. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the O'Shaughnessy Center. Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, masks are highly recommended and greatly appreciated when attending this show.

Ida, Lucille and Doris are part of a club - the Cemetery Club. Every month they meet at Ida's New York house for tea and then trundle off to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip at the graves of their late husbands. Lucille fancies herself as a flamboyant swinger, Doris is a traditional matronly widow, and Ida is somewhere in between. The fun-loving camaraderie between friends gets turned upside down, however, when widower Sam the butcher enters the scene and the ladies vie for Sam’s attention. Called “Steel Magnolias meets The Golden Girls”, The Cemetery Club is a touching and humorous play about enduring friendships, cherishing the past, and embracing the future.

Cast members include Susi Kohler as Ida, Alicia Blake as Lucille, Gail Cleveland as Doris, Joanna Ward as Mildred, and Andrew Matulionis as Sam. Viewers are reminded that as a Black Curtain production, there will be minimal staging, set and props and actors will be reading from a script.

Tickets at whitefishtheatreco.org

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