HARRODSBURG - Catherine Gilvin believes a lot of people focus on yesterday and tomorrow rather than seizing the day. That's part of why the director likes the atmosphere of "The Cemetery Club," which goes up Friday.
"There are so many of us that live life looking behind and so many of us reaching for tomorrow that very few of us stop to concentrate on what is happening today," says Gilvin. "This play takes a comical slant and really makes the audience think about that without even realizing it."
"The Cemetery Club," by Ivan Menchell, is about three Jewish women - Ida, Lucille and Doris (Robin Dickerson, Pam Wheeler and Pat Perkins) - who have all lost their husbands and how they each deal with these changes of life differently. One is devoted to the memory of her husband; one will always remember the man from the past, but hopes to find someone with whom she can share the future; and one finds the cemetery the perfect locale for spotting "newly eligible" bachelors, Gilvin notes.