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‘The Cemetery Club,’ a must see

By Karri Gruner kgruner@thedailyreporter.com Posted Jun 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM COLDWATER— The 2017 Tibbits Summer Theatre Season opened on Thursday with a matinee showing of ‘The Cemetery Club.’ The set was designed with every detail in mind, it made me feel like I was actually in Ida’s living room. The beginning of act one started with Ida and Lucille, two friends living in New York with very believable

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Tibbits journeys to the cemetery with three spry widows.

Encore Michigan, June 19, 2017 By: David Kiley COLDWATER, Mich.–There is a whole genre of plays designed to give meaty roles to women who are past their ingenue age. It’s a much-needed genre as it more accurately reflects life. One of the best examples of the genre is “Steel Magnolias,” but the play showing at Tibbits Opera House is also a solid entry—The Cemetery

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Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes of The Cemetery Club

Opening this Thursday, June 15, is the first production of the 2017 Tibbits Summer Theatre season, The Cemetery Club. Both funny and touching, this story is of three widows who 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

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Meet the Cast of “The Cemetery Club”

The 2017 Season of Tibbits Summer Theatre is about to begin a production of The Cemetery Club. A touching yet funny story about starting life a-new. Running June 15-24, The Cemetery Club is the story of three widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. The ladies couldn’t be more different: Ida is sweet tempered and ready

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ME 3 – Winner of the 2017 Pickering Award for Playwright Excellence

Who are we? Freud opines the psyche is made of three parts—Id, Ego and Super Ego—each contributing to create the whole persona. What if we were to separate ourselves into this trio? What if this trio is at cross purposes? Imagine your inner self at war with who you love, how you live, or your goals in life. Synopsis Meet Jim, a college psych

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Making Long-time Friends

Each year community members open their homes and help Tibbits house the actors, designers and technicians who create Summer Theatre. Over the years we have heard many warm stories of long-time friendships formed from this summer experience. This year’s company will be a little bigger because of the musical “A Chorus Line.” We’re putting the call out early, if you have an extra bedroom

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