Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody’s very own professional theatre, Stage Door Players produces the comedy/drama, The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchall. Dina Shadwell directs. The show opens on Friday, March 17, and runs through Sunday, April 9. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. (except Thursday, March 23), and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available.
Best friends for decades, three Jewish widows meet for tea and sympathy before their monthly visit to their husbands’ graves. Sweet tempered Ida, feisty Lucille and judgmental Doris find their friendships put to the test especially when widower Sam enters the scene. Made into a film starring Ellen Burstyn, Diane Ladd and Olympia Dukakis, this is a touching and humorous portrait that will make you glad you came to the theater.
The incredibly talented cast includes returning SDP favorites Ann (“Barefoot in the Park”, ”Dancing at Lughnasa”) Wilson, Karen (”Moon Over Buffalo”, ”Lend Me A Tenor”) Whitaker, Kathleen (”High Society”, ”Bye, Bye Birdie”) McCook and Frank (”The Last Romance”) Roberts, with Hannah Lowther making her Stage Door Players main stage debut.
The production/design team includes Jim Alford (costume design), George Deavours (wig design), Kathy Ellsworth (props design), Rial Ellsworth (sound design), AJ Stevenson (production manager), Marissa Trammell (stage manager) Chuck Welcome (scenic design), and John David Williams (lighting design).
Stage Door Players is located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, approximately one block south of the Mt. Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road intersection, in the North Dekalb Cultural Arts Center.