"The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell - Gateway Players Theatre (Southbridge, MA.)

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge 


"The Cemetery Club”

Written by Ivan Menchell

Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum 

Cast Includes: Jim Douglas, Chris McTigue, Joan Stewart, Carol Allard Vancil, and Gail White.


October 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2021 at 7:30pm 

October 17, 2021 at 2:00pm. 

All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge 

will be presenting a show called "The Cemetery Club"

Their first show in 20 months. 

Written by Ivan Menchell, the story concerns three Jewish 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. 

Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.

This comedy will be directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum, and produced by Kathi Grenier

The cast features Jim Douglas, Chris McTigue, Joan Stewart, Carol Allard Vancil, and Gail White.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. 

Online credit card ticket sales will be available shortly at www.brownpapertickets.com. 

Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Audience size for the performances will be limited in order to maintain social distancing.  All audience members at all performances will be required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.