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A comedy of life, love and friendship: Cemetery Club opens Thursday at North Bend's Valley Center Stage

Kathleen Roche-Zujko, Peter Cook, Judy Ann Moulton and Rochelle Wyatt appear in Valley Center Stage’s production of “The Cemetery Club.” - Photo by Gary Schwartz
Kathleen Roche-Zujko, Peter Cook, Judy Ann Moulton and Rochelle Wyatt appear in Valley Center Stage’s production of “The Cemetery Club.”
— image credit: Photo by Gary Schwartz

Come ready to laugh, but bring a hankie too, to the Valley Center Stage’s latest production

“The Cemetery Club” is a lively comedy that tells the story of three longtime friends in their golden years who meet monthly to enjoy each other’s company and visit the graves of their departed husbands.

In different stages of mourning, each quirky widow deals differently with friendship, discovery, loss and love. Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille’s the girl who just wants to have fun and Doris is the master of one-liners. But when a new potential suitor enters one of the ladies’ lives, will the trio’s close friendship survive?

The show features three new faces in the leading roles. Judy Ann Moulton plays Ida; sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life. Kathleen Roche-Zujko plays Lucille, a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun. And Rochelle Wyatt plays Doris who is a little starchy, judgmental and unwilling to let go of the past.

Valley Center Stage regulars Becky Rappin as Mildred and Peter Cook as Sam the butcher round out the cast. The show is directed by Jim Snyder.

The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and will run for three weekends through Saturday, March 23. There is also one matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 23.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12.50 for students (15 and under) and seniors (62 and up). Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Want nights.

Tickets are available online at www.valleycenterstage.org. To learn more, call (425) 831-5667.

Valley Center Stage is located at 119 W North Bend Way in downtown North Bend on the second floor of the Masonic Lodge, above Singletrack Cycle Shop.

 

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