Written by Ivan Menchell







Directed by Roger Ormiston


... is the story of three Jewish widows in Queens, NY who are the surviving half of three sets of long time best friends. They are each at a different stage of healing and moving on with their lives. Once a month they meet to pay respects to their husbands who are all buried in the same cemetery.


Doris is content to have loved her husband well and wants nothing more than to simply go on remembering him. Lucille has quickly dismissed the loss of her unfaithful husband and robustly searches for a new man, desperate to prove that she has moved on without him. Ida is between these two opposites. She recounts how her husband always loved coming home to her home cooked meals, and how she spent the first few months after his death numbly cooking elaborate meals for the husband that would never come home to her again.


When Ida spends time with a widower named Sam, she wonders if she may be ready to open her heart to a second chance at love. The two find a connection that is soon torn asunder by Ida's meddling friends. Though meaning well, Lucille and Doris decide that Ida is not ready for this budding relationship. They warn off Sam, who respectfully retreats without telling Ida why. When Sam appears at the wedding of a mutual friend with a glamorous and slightly younger widow named Mildred, sparks fly. Ida is hurt, and Lucille and Doris confess their interference. After a mild cat fight, complete with drinks thrown in faces, Ida, Lucille and Doris each more intently view their journey as single women.


Performances:

  January 27 & 28 @ 8PM

  February 3, 4, 10 & 11 @ 8PM

  February 5 & 12 @ 2PM


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