We have virtual shows coming up this winter, but live productions begin in June and run through mid-December at the Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, where ELTC is in residence.
Season Tickets are $90, if purchased by March 31, good for 4 shows, with the price going up to $100 between April 1 – June 30. Tickets may be used in several ways, including using all at one performance, or seeing four different shows. You may also purchase via check and mail to PO Box 121, Cape May, NJ 08204. Bring a print-out of your Season Ticket purchase the first time you come to a show, and the 4 tickets will be given to you at that time, unless you request them mailed to you sooner. General admission price is $35 for Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman, Who Am I This Time?, and Possessing Harriet, so Season Tickets result in a savings, and make a great gift. Season tickets from 2020 and 2021 will be honored in 2022, and, as always, ages 12 and under are free. For more information, call 609-884-5898 or e-mail [email protected].
THE LIVE SEASON
May 14 - 15 (Sunday and Monday) at 8:00PM: Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, a radio-style mystery! Can Holmes and Watson stop an innocent man from being arrested?
By popular demand, from June 15 – July 23, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 PM, it's Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman, created by James Rana, directed and dramaturged by Gayle Stahlhuth, and starring Suzanne Dawson, who performs the works of one of the world’s most popular writers. Parker (1893-1967) exchanged witticisms with fellow celebrities over lunch at the Algonquin Round Table, such as "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
July 27– September 3 at 8:00PM (Wed. – Sat): Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) By Aaron Posner adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut: “Long Walk to Forever,” “Who Am I This Time?,” and “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son.” Vonnegut would have been 100 this year!
September 21 - October 15 at 8:00PM (Wed. - Sat.) Possessing Harriet, a New Jersey premiere. In 1839, a runaway slave, hidden in an attic, faces the costs and benefits of freedom as she spends time with, among others, suffragist Elizabeth Cady (before she married Stanton) and abolitionist Garret Smith. Written by Kyle Bass, this compelling play premiered in 2018 at Syracuse Stage, where he serves as associate artistic director. It is based on a true story.
Back once more is ELTC's popular radio-style Sherlock Holmes' production. This time it's The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, running on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM on October 21 – 22 only. Holmes and Watson must help a young lawyer who has been accused of murder. Tickets are $28 and $20 for full-time students and military (active/retired/veteran).
For Halloween its Phantom of the Opera, the silent film horror classic, with Wayne Zimmerman providing live organ accompaniment, on Friday, October 29 at 7:00 PM. The next night, Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 PM, its Poe by Candlelight, in which actors read their favorite stories by the master of the macabre. The film ticket is $15 and "Poe by Candlelight" is $12.
On November 25, 26, and December 4, 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 PM, with Saturday matinees at 2:00 PM on November 26 and December 10, its Christmas Presents from the Past. ELTC's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, adapts Christmas classics and performs them in her unique, storytelling fashion. Tickets are $28 and $20 for full-time students and military (active/retired/veteran).
Other events are planned, including Tales of the Victorians (recently called Tales in the Backyard) on Thursdays at 4:00 PM during the summer at different Cape May venues for $12. Actors read American classics while guests enjoy tasty treats provided by the host.