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East Lynne Theater Company presents Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman

Miss seeing East Lynne Theater Company’s world premiere of “Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman” last fall?  Good news!  She show is running from June 15 – July 23, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 PM at The Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May, NJ.

This one-woman show tells the story of one of America’s wittiest writers, poets and critics, who also happened to be a human rights activist and philanthropist. A collection of her work, “The Portable Dorothy Parker,” has never been out of print.

Starring Suzanne Dawson, “Dorothy Parker: A Certain Woman” was compiled by James Rana and dramaturged and directed by Gayle Stahlhuth.  Bits about Parker’s life are intertwined with her poetry and stories, such as “A Telephone Call,” “Interior Desecration,” and “Lady with the Lamp.” To learn more about the show and purchase tickets visit https://www.tinyurl.com/DPCertain  To watch a one-minute promo visit Video visit https://youtu.be/4NZXQ3uhlw0

Suzanne Dawson has taken on several roles in ELTC productions, including Aunt Abby in “Arsenic and Old Lace” for which she received an excellent review from Terry Teachout in “The Wall Street Journal.” New York credits include “CBS Live” and “The Great American Backstage Musical.” A few of her many regional productions are “Sylvia” at Florida Studio Theatre and “Rumors” at Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ. She then toured with “Rumors,” and opposite Gavin Macleod in “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”

James Rana, currently in the national tour of “The Band’s Visit,” has been with this Tony Award-winning musical since the first day of rehearsal for the Broadway production. Over the years, he’s appeared in several ELTC productions including “Dracula” and “Strictly Dishonorable.” Works he’s written for the company include “A Year in the Trenches” that was commissioned by The New Jersey Historical Society.

Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth has performed Off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and in film and television.  Since 1999 she has been Artistic Director of ELTC, producing over 100 different plays and musicals for this company, and directed most of them.

For more information about the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company and its 2022 Season, visit eastlynnetheater.org or call 609-884-5898.



June 22, 2022


June 15 – July 23, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 PM
8:30 pm - 9:50 pm


$35 general; $30 senior; $20 students/military; ages 12 and under free

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500 Hughes St. Cape May, NJ
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