GWTG presents The Cemetery Club

The Grey Wellington The­atre Guild (GWTG) is set for a fun time in a grave setting, when it stages The Cemetery Club in November.

Playwright Ivan Menchell’s story focuses on humour and heartache in the lives of three widows, long-time friends who gather for tea each month be­fore going to visit their respec­tive husbands’ graves. The women, all members of the Jewish community in Queens, New York, each has her own ideas about how to get on with her life, leading to clashes and comedy when one of the group decides she is ready to date again.

Playing the conflicted wid­ows are: Peggy Raftis, of Har­riston; Caroline Wollis, of Mount Forest; and Charlene Richardson, of Rothsay. Mount Forest resident Dave Moran por­trays Sam the Butcher, who becomes entangled in the widows’ affairs as the love in­ter­est for one of the group. Kelly Lenselink, of the Harris­ton area, appears as a rival for Sam’s affections.

Director John Hogg said The Cemetery Club contains comedic and dramatic ele­ments, with much of the fun inspired by numerous “twists and surprises” in the plot

“This play is not only funny, it is sweet tempered, moving and very touching.”

The Cemetery Club begins a six-show run at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre, on Nov. 6, at 8pm. Other evening per­formances are set for Nov. 7, 13, and 14, matinees at 2pm on Nov. 8 and 15.

Tickets are available through the GWTG box office at 519-338-2778, or Harriston Home Hardware; Blooms ’n’ Things, Palmerston; Garrett’s Hardware, Clifford, Pandora’s Pantry, Listowel and Shoppers Drug Mart, Mount Forest.