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The Bittersweet Comedy “The Cemetery Club” Kicks Off the Ghent Playhouse’s 2019-2020 Season

The Bittersweet Comedy “The Cemetery Club”

[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse kicks off its 2019-2020 season with “The Cemetery Club.” Ida, Lucille, and Doris are widows living in the same community in Queens. Each month they meet for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. When one of the widows starts dating, their lives are turned upside down. Directed by John Trainor, “The Cemetery Club” runs October 11-27. Tickets are on sale now at

“The three main characters are kind of like ‘the Jewish Golden Girls,’” said Director John Trainor. “The three main characters, all in their late fifties have been long-time friends.  Each one deals differently with the loss of her husband. This bittersweet comedy about love, marriage, death and the challenges of moving on, is also a story about friendship and resiliency. There are many hilarious exchanges and real moments of drama. While it shines a light on serious, difficult life issues, it shows that humor can be a very helpful way to cope.”

The cast includes Jackie DeGiorgis (Ida), Judith Wyatt (Lucille), Lael Locke (Doris), Peter Podol (Sam) and Ellen Lieberman (Mildred). In addition, Arielle Lant is the assistant director and stage manager, Sam Reilly is the set designer, and Joanne Maurer is the costume designer. “The Cemetery Club” was written by Ivan Menchell.

“The Cemetery Club” at the Ghent Playhouse runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit or call 1-800-838-3006. The theatre is located at 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY. For more information, visit or call 518.392.6264. 

Coming soon:
The Annual Panto “Pinocchio: All Strung Out” Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, 13-15 
“The Chalk Garden”Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9, 14-16
“Fun Home” March 27-29, April 3-5, 10-12
“Last Train to Nibroc” May 22-24, 29-31, June 5-7

For more information about this show or any other, or to learn about upcoming auditions, visit the website, email or call 518.392.6264.


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