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East Lynne Theater Company

DONATE TO EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY

Cape May, NJ
East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) is a proven destination for theater lovers who crave the adventure of discovery! By celebrating the American Spirit on Stage through timeless classics and provocative new works, the compa... read more

AH, WILDERNESS!

Cape May, NJ
“The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam!  That’s the best of all!  ‘A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness,’” says seventeen-year old Richard, defending his choice of literature to his parents.

TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE

Cape May, NJ
TILLIE’S NIGHTMARE, written by A. Baldwin Sloane, and starring Marie Dressler, was such a hit on Broadway, that it was adapted for a Keystone Film Company production, complete with the Keystone Cops. Dressler, who plays a ... read more

ZELDA & SCOTT: love letters (and others).

Cape May, NJ
The greatest, and most tormented, literary love story of the 20th Century was the relationship and marriage of the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.  Their poignant, playful, thoughtful and varied cor... read more

SOMEONE MUST WASH THE DISHES: An Anti-Suffrage Satire

Cape May, NJ
“Woman suffrage is the reform against nature,” declares Marie Jenney Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. Howe, a pro-suffragist, wrote her Anti-Suffrage Monologue in 1912—eight years before women at last w... read more

A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES

Cape May, NJ
“If someone in the year 1916 told me that in 1917 I’d be in the army, I would have thought that insane,” said Charles Edward Dilkes (1887-1968). Meet Dilkes, poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), pilot Kenneth Russell Unger (1898... read more

POE BY CANDLELIGHT

Cape May, NJ
ELTC actors read their favorite stories by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. This is the final performance of our 2015 TALES OF THE VICTORIAN’s series and refreshments will be served.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Cape May, NJ
Considered the first horror film ever made, it begins at a carnival where a sideshow operator named Caligari, played by Werner Krauss, exhibits Cesare, a Somnambulist, played by Conrad Veidt. Caligari claims that Cesare ha... read more
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Past Events

WILL ROGERS' U.S.A.

WILL ROGERS' U.S.A.

Cape May, NJ
“There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you,” said Will Rogers (1879-1935), famous humorist, writer, philosopher, and performer.  As a young man, he worked on ranches, and being a master of the lariat led to his performing in Vaudeville.  By 1917 he w...
Wed, Jun 14 2017 8:30 PM Sat, Jul 22 2017 10:30 PM

2017 SEASON TICKETS

2017 SEASON TICKETS

Cape May, NJ
Season Tickets come in packs of 4 for only $88.00 and are flexible.  See 4 different shows, use all 4 for one performance, give seperate tickets to friends, it's up to you. Bring the ticket print-out to the box office to receive the 4 individual tickets.  If you need them ahead of time, contact ...
Thu, Dec 1 2016 12:30 PM Sat, Jul 15 2017 11:30 PM

DETECTIVES HOLMES AND CARTER

DETECTIVES HOLMES AND CARTER

Cape May, NJ
ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound effects and commercials, with two mysteries back-to-back on the same night, with the cast of six going from Holmes’ Victorian England, to Carter’s Manhattan during World War II. The scripts are Sherlock Holmes Adventure of th...
Fri, Nov 6 2015 8:00 PM Sat, Mar 18 2017 9:30 PM

YULETIDE TALES

YULETIDE TALES

Cape May, NJ
Typical this time of year, East Lynne Theater Company’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth, after plowing through dozens of stories, selects a few to present for the holidays in storytelling fashion.  This means that everything is memorized and at least 30 different characters are interpreted, man...
Fri, Nov 25 2016 8:00 PM Sat, Dec 10 2016 9:30 PM

THE SHEIK (1921): starring Rudolph Valentino with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ

THE SHEIK (1921): starring Rudolph Valentino with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ

Cape May, NJ
Based on Edith Maude Hull’s popular novel, The Sheik was directed by George Melford and starred Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, and Adolph Menjou.  It met with immediate box office success, catapulting Valentino to the first on-screen sex symbol.  Filmmaking was still in its infancy, and the like...
Sunday, November 13 2016 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

A MASKED GALA

A MASKED GALA

Cape May, NJ
PUT ON YOUR COSTUMES OR MASKS AND SPEND HALLOWEEN WITH US! We now have 2 seats available!  Contact ELTC to see if there have been more cancellations.  Thank you! On Monday, October 31, the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents its annual fundraiser at Aleathea’s ...
Monday, October 31 2016 5:30 PM 9:30 PM

THE LODGER (1927): A Hitchcock silent classic with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ

THE LODGER (1927): A Hitchcock silent classic with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ

Cape May, NJ
At the same time a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer known as “The Avenger” is targeting blonde women in London, the seemingly mild-mannered Jonathan Drew becomes the newest lodger at the Bunting’s boarding house.  Jonathan falls for the owners’ fair-haired daughter, Daisy, and she returns his ...
Sunday, October 23 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Cape May, NJ
Richard Kurt asks internationally known portrait painter Marion Froude to write her autobiography for his magazine.  At first she laughs off the idea, but it’s Manhattan in 1932, during the Depression, and she can use the money. The prospect dismays a former lover, Leander Nolan from Tennessee wh...
Wed, Sep 21 2016 8:00 PM Sat, Oct 15 2016 10:30 PM

DRACULA

DRACULA

Cape May, NJ
The quiet English countryside changed with the arrival of its newest neighbor, Count Dracula. Even Lucy Seward, the daughter of the psychiatrist in charge of the local sanitorium, is behaving strangely. Her mysterious oddities are noticed by Jonathan Harker, the man who loves her, and her father ...
Wed, Jul 27 2016 8:30 PM Sat, Sep 3 2016 10:30 PM

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.

Cape May, NJ
Bill Canfield, Jr., a college student played by Buster Keaton, would rather play his ukulele than be captain of a steamboat, much to his father’s disappointment. Another steamboat captain in town has a far better boat than Bill Canfield, Sr., and will do anything to attract clientele. As the feud...
Sunday, August 7 2016 8:30 PM 10:00 PM

East Lynne Theater Company

Mailing Address

121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204
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