COCHIN. — Cochin Community Players welcomes patrons to its 2023 fall dinner theatre production of Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club.
Assisted by Bill Baker, Jim Walls directs this romantic comedy, in which he stars with Roxanne Irvine, Charlotte Lockwood-Baker, Claudette McGuire and Bernadette Provost.
The plot features three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is ready to begin a new life; Lucille just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam 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 heartwarming play was made into a 1993 film starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd and Olympia Dukkakis.
Cochin dinner theatre productions run Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, and Thursday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 2. Brunch productions are Sunday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 3. All performances are in the community hall. Tickets are $50 each and include a delicious meal prepared by KC’s Kitchen, a local business operated by two certified chefs.
Tickets are available from firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 306-480-9333.