The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular Tales of the Victorians returns for its twenty-eighth year! Take tea at a lovely venue, indulge in homemade tasty treats, and listen to stories by famous American authors like O. Henry, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston, read by ELTC performers and friends. Most of the Tales are in Cape May, but as of three years ago, a North Wildwood location has been added.
Performers include Michele LaRue, who tours with several shows including Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire, and whose late husband Warren Kliewer founded ELTC; James Rana, who was recently in the Off-Broadway production of The Government Inspector and wrote a current ELTC production, A Year in the Trenches; Stephanie Garrett, who was in ELTC's Lost on the Natchez Trace and Rain; Lee O'Connor, Sherlock in ELTC's radio-style Sherlock Holmes' Adventures; Suzanne Longacre, who's performed throughout the country and in TV's Guiding Light; and Gayle Stahlhuth, ELTC's artistic director since 1999.
The summer schedule is Thursdays at 4:00, except for Two Scoops and a Story which is on a Tuesday at The Henry Sawyer Inn. Tickets are $12 (paid at the door) and ages 12 and under are welcomed and free, except for Two Scoops, which is $6 to help to cover the cost of the ice cream. Reservations requested and may be made by calling ELTC at 609-884-5898 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locations: June 22: The Mission Inn, 1117 New Jersey Ave; Tues. June 27 at 3:00: Two Scoops and a Story at The Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., with all natural ice-cream served (reservations through the Inn:609-884-5667 or email@example.com); July 6: Twin Gables Inn, 731 Columbia Ave.; July 13: The Home of Lenore & Martin Bowne, 1014 Cape May Avenue (Part of the proceeds will support The Garden Club of Cape May); July 20: The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant, 653 Washington St.; July 27: The Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St.; Aug. 3: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood (Part of the proceeds will support the Lighthouse); and Aug. 10: The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant, 653 Washington St.
On Saturday, October 21, our Tales is Poe by Candlelight at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, where ELTC is in residence. In November and December, enjoy stories told by an ELTC actor on the Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, co-sponsored with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Contact:East Lynne Theater Company
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Cost:$12; ages 12 and under free
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