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Media Resources: The Cemetery Club

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Clayton Community Theatre presents The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, directed by Sam Hack.

Performances: Thursday - Saturday September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m; Sundays September 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Washington University South Campus Theater, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton MO

Director: Sam Hack

Three Jewish widows 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. This play is genuinely funny while with a serious subject matter. It runs through a range of emotions. There are secrets, some anger, a little bit of betrayal, but a lot of love too.

Full press release: at this link

Press photos: on Flickr, at this link

Reviewer comp tickets available from the box office, by Email at, or by phone at 314-721-9228.

Media contact: Nathan Schroeder,

Design team:

  • Director – Sam Hack

  • Assistant Director - Lily Dodenhoff

  • Producer – Nieccole Hilliard

  • Set Designer – Rob Corbett

  • Lighting Designer – Nathan Schroeder

  • Costume Designer – Jean Heckmann


  • Lucille - Jan Meyer

  • Ida - Gabi Maul

  • Doris - Helene Meyer

  • Sam - Aaron Mermelstein

  • Mildred - Tina Renard

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