The Cemetery Club (2007)


by Ivan Menchell

The Palace Theatre
March 16 – 25, 2007

Sue Freet, Director
Suzy Westlund, Assistant Director
Ed Cardwell, Technical Director

This production is sponsored by

The Vinton Eagle

We welcome the Vinton Eagle as a production sponsor for the first time!

The Cemetery Club tells the story of three widows who 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. The climax of the story comes when the three women stumble back from the wedding at 2 a.m. drunk and full of honesty.


Ida: Bunny Fritch
Lucille: Linda Merritt
Doris: Vanessa Lipscomb
Sam: Alan Nebola
Mildred: Jill g. Lockard-Bopp