East Lynne Theater Company presents Christmas Tales In The Backyard
By popular demand, East Lynne Theater Company presents Christmas Tales In The Backyard. James Rana compiled the stories and is the main storyteller, aided by Gayle Stahlhuth. The selection from Washington Irving’s “The Sketch Book of Goeffrey Crayon, Gentleman” (1819) is a rousing lecture suggesting that Americans should celebrate Christmas as joyously as they do in England. “The Burglar’s Christmas” (1896) by Willa Cather is about a young man so down on his luck, that he is forced to steal or starve. “A Visit from Saint Nicholas (in the Ernest Hemingway Manner),” is a humorous take on the original poem. It was published in “The New Yorker” on December 17, 1927.
Usually, ELTC’s “Tales of the Victorians,” now in its 31st year, are presented on porches of B&Bs, but this year, these performances are in a backyard where an audience of 30 can be socially distanced, and performers use microphones. ELTC is requesting that everyone wear a mask. They’ll not be serving drinks and food, but guests may bring a beverage. No restroom facilities will be available.
Because of arranging the seats socially-distanced, reservations must be made. The only way to find out the Cape May location for Christmas Tales In The Backyard is to make a reservation by calling 609-884-5898 or e-mailing email@example.com. The cost is a minimum donation of $5.00, paid with cash, at the door. As usual at ELTC, ages 12 and under are free.