Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy “The Cemetery Club” on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Written by Ivan Menchell, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.
Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves in this hilarious yet moving comedy. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is feisty and just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental. When Sam, the butcher, meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave, he is attracted to Ida, even as Doris and Lucille try to squash their budding romance.
“It’s very funny and touching and perfect for lightening those mid-winter blues,” said Keefe.
The cast includes real-life couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, perhaps best known for the Golden Globe Award-winning drama L. A. Law.
Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1 in Westport. For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org, or call the box office at (203) 227-4177 or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529.