May 12, 1995 in Seven

Cast Adrift Players Reprise ‘Cemetery Club’ At The Met

By The Spokesman-Review
 

This may be the most fun you can have in a cemetery.

“The Cemetery Club,” a funny and touching 1991 play by Ivan Menchell, about a group of widows who gather every month to visit their husbands’ graves, will be performed by the Cast Adrift Players on Tuesday at The Met.

This is a reprise of a successful production of this play last year.

The cast includes Joan Malone, Kay Bryant, Rosalie Robertson, Elaine Luytens and Lyle Freeman. The director is John Bouchard.

This is a fund raiser for the Cast Adrift Players, a local group which normally specializes in fund raisers for other groups. The Cast Adrift Players, founded by Bouchard, brings plays to clubs, schools, restaurants and other organizations.

The show on Tuesday will be preceded by a champagne reception at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and reservations can be made by calling 624-6230.

Original Drama Festival

Spokane Falls Community College hosts its 14th Annual Original Drama Festival tonight through May 20 at the SFCC Playhouse.

Original works by three playwrights will be performed: “The Butler Did It,” by Desiree Hovey; “Tryouts,” by Aric Cook; and “Sunshine House” by Quinn Berr.

The directors, actors, and designers are all SFCC students.

The shows are at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday and May 19 and 20. The shows are free and open to the public.

“Alice In Wonderland”

The Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls presents a dance interpretation of “Alice In Wonderland,” with a cast of 20 area children, on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Teresa Beacham will play Alice. Other cast members include Emily Cohen, Scott Cohen, Kelly Scherf, Megan Hanson, Amanda Link, Melissa Turner and Nicole Swofford.

Tickets are $3, and can be reserved by calling (509) 446-4108, or can be purchased at the door.

The show was created by local dance instructor Elaine Cohen.

The audience is encouraged to remain after the performance to meet the cast and have refreshments.

“Rehearsal for Murder”

Eastern Washington University opens “Rehearsal for Murder” tonight. It is a mystery thriller based on a television play by Richard Levinson and William Link, adapted for the stage by D.D. Brooke.

It’s about a playwright in love with an actress who is murdered under mysterious circumstances. A year later, the suspects are all called together to reenact the crime.

The director is R. Boyd Devin, the chair of the EWU theater department.

The show runs tonight, Saturday and again on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and May 19 and 20. All shows are at 8 p.m. at the University Theatre.

Tickets are $5. EWU students will be admitted free, with one guest. Call 359-2459 for information.

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