Gateway Players Theatre to hold auditions for “The Cemetery Club”

RomCom cast calls for four women, one man, all in late 50s or early 60s

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gateway Players Theatre will be holding auditions for “The Cemetery Club,” by Ivan Menchell, on Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street. Entrance is on Park Street (around corner). The cast for this Romantic Comedy includes four women and one man.  All characters are in their late fifties to early sixties.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Performance dates are April 3, 4, 17, 18, and 19. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Lou-Ellen Corkum is the director, and Kathi Grenier is the producer. For questions about auditions call 508-764-4531 or 774-230-1321, and leave a message.

Synopsis: 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.


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