East Lynne Theater Company's Season Tickets 2019

By East Lynne Theater Company (other events)

6 Dates Through May 31, 2019

Please note that the above dates are the dates for which these tickets may be purchased.  Tickets will also be made available on a monthly basis through June 30.  The price increases to $100 for season tickets from April 1 - June 30.  The Season Tickets themselves are good for shows from March through December 2019.

Your one "ticket" printed is good for 4 shows, that are flexible and may be used for 4 different shows, or use all 4 for one show, or any combination in between. We appreciate knowing that you are coming, so call 609-884-5898 or e-mail when making a reservation. Bring this "ticket" to the box office the first time you are attending a show, and a Show-Packet-of-4 individual tickets will be given to you. If you would prefer to have this packet of 4 mailed to you in advance, please call the above number or send an e-mail.

Due to our renting from The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, it is impossible for us to assign seats in the venue. Therefor, seating is first-come-first-served. The space can hold up to 200, but we stop selling tickets at 140 to be sure that everyone has an opportunity for a good seat and no one will feel crowded.

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2019 Season: THEME: Who’s Telling the Truth?

March 15-16 at 8:00: Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Speckled Band It’s a race against time for Holmes and Watson to stop murders in a country manor. Performed “radio-style” with live sound effects and commercials, it’s based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, adapted by Craig Wichman. The script received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ “Gold Reel” for Radio Drama Award.

June 12-July 20 at 8:30 (Wed.-Sat. except no show on Thurs. July 4, and a show on Sunday, July 7): Summerland, a NJ premiere, written by Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones, is an historical fiction mystery based on real life spirit photographer William H. Mumler.  In 1869, many flocked to his studio to get their pictures taken just to see who also showed up in the photo - that is - who was DEAD who appeared as a ghost in the photo. While a detective is keen to prove he’s a fraud, Mumler’s wife, a clairvoyant, is digging into the detective’s past.  

July 24-August 31 at 8:00 (Wed.-Sat. at 8:00): The Rainmaker, a romantic comedy by Richard Nash, was so popular when it opened on Broadway in 1954, that it was translated into thirty languages, turned into a film, and was adapted for the 1964 musical 110 in the Shade. It’s the 1930’s, out West, during the Depression, with no hope of rain in site.  Enter Starbuck, who claims he can make it rain for $100.  There are those who believe he can do it - and those who don’t.  And then there’s Lizzie, who wants so much to believe in anything – especially herself.  

Sept. 18-Oct. 12 at 8:00 (Wed.-Sat. at 8:00): Arsenic and Old Lace broke all ELTC box office records in 2018, and returns by popular demand! The 1941 comedy by Joseph Kesselring is about two sisters who populate their cellar with “acceptable” lodgers.  One of their nephews thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, another is running away from the law, and the third is a theater critic who just wants to get married.  

Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 at 8:00: Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Performed “radio-style” with live sound effects and commercials, it’s based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, adapted by Craig Wichman. How did the rare gem, the Blue Carbuncle, get inside a Christmas goose?                                                                    

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 8, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00, with a 2:00 matinee on Saturday Dec. 14:  The Great Tree and Other Tales by Zona Gale Gayle Stahlhuth adapted stories by this Pulitzer Prize-winner, and performs them. She portrays the storyteller, Calliope Marsh, who lived in Friendship Village, Wisconsin her whole life. In "Human," while waiting in line at the post office to mail off her Christmas presents, she discovers that a seven-year-old boy doesn't have the money to visit his mother who’s in a hospital in another town.  In "The Great Tree," she is determined to see to it that the tree in the center of town is lit with electric lights for Christmas Eve in 1912. Zona Gale was known for her short stories and her novel, Miss Lulu Bett, that she adapted for the stage.  While on Broadway in 1922, it received the Pulitzer Prize.  This play was first performed in Cape May six years ago until the title Christmas in Wisconsin.


East Lynne Theater Company

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PO Box 121, Cape May, NJ 08204