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East Lynne Theater Company

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

THE ROARING TWENTIES: ELTC's Annual Gala

Cape May, NJ
The evening begins at 5:30p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At 6:00p.m. is dinner, and at 7:00p.m., the entertainment begins. There is also a silent auction, the raffle for the Dream Vacation (tickets may be purchas... read more
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Past Events

AH, WILDERNESS!

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. Richard's letters to the love of his life, Muriel, contain quotes from Khay...
Wed, Jul 26 2017 8:00 PM Sat, Sep 2 2017 10:30 PM

SOMEONE MUST WASH THE DISHES: An Anti-Suffrage Satire

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 won the vote. Her fictional speaker is a charming, guileless enthusiast who ...
Sunday, August 13 2017 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

ZELDA & SCOTT: love letters (and others).

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 correspondence– from passionate love letters to the details of daily life to h...
Monday, August 7 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE

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 country girl, meets Charlie Chaplin, a stranger from the city. When Chaplin...
Sunday, August 6 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

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

DONATE TO 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 company provides a portal to the past that provides a better understanding for t...
Wed, Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM Mon, Jul 31 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

East Lynne Theater Company

Mailing Address

121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204
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