Monday, September 10, 2012



By Ivan Menchell
Directed by Sharon Quinn

WHEN: Monday, September 10, at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, September 11, at 7:30 PM; Callbacks Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Burgdorff Center For The Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood
NJ Transit train station is at the end of the street.

Performance Dates: November 2 and 3 at 8:00 PM ; November 9 and 10 at 8:00 PM ; November 4 at 2:00 PM

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. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida but are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida's heart.

Looking for strong actors with a great sense of comedic timing. Think "Jewish Golden Girls." All five characters are in their late fifties, early sixties.

  • IDA is the gentlest and most charming of the three widowed friends and the one who faces life the most realistically. She is ready to move on past grief and to accept new challenges.
  • LUCILLE is the most brazen one, always looking for a good deal, good time and always looking to “get even” with her unfaithful husband.
  • DORIS is the most conservative of the three and the one who refuses to change any element in her life. She adheres to her strict principles of love and respect and expects her friends to do the same.
  • SAM is the local butcher, whose dead wife he still mourns, but who realizes that life has much to offer. He is willing to take a chance on happiness again.
  • MILDRED  is a show-off and a flirt. (smaller role, though BIG in personality)

It is not necessary to make an appointment to audition.

Please note that the Strollers is a membership company and performers are expected to join. Dues of $35 include 1 ticket to each of our 3 main stage shows (a $52 value) and the opportunity to participate in our monthly membership meetings.