Monticello theater group schedules performances

Monticello theater group schedules performances

MONTICELLO — The Monticello Theatre Association will present the comedy "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell the next two weekends at Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

The theater company gives this synopsis:

"How can you laugh at a story about three widows who gather each month to visit the graves of their deceased husbands? Well, first they are New York City widows, and there is ethnic humor involved. Then they are friends, and only friends know how to 'get to' their friends — to criticize, to annoy, to pick at — as only friends know how.

"Into the mix of widowed friends comes a man — a potential suitor for one of the widows. That stirs the pot as the ladies vie for attention, and see who Sam the butcher will choose for his date."

Tickets are $12.50 each and may be purchased online at, by mailing a check to MTA, P.O. Box 81, Monticello, IL 61856, or by calling Lana Ross at 762-2679 for more information.

Tickets will be sold at the door if seats are available.

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