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Saturday, May 18, 2024


East Lynne Theater Company busy in March


By On Deck Staff

Just because East Lynne Theater Company isn’t currently doing four shows a week in Cape May doesn’t mean the company is idle.
This is the time to prepare for, along with other Equity professional theaters in the state, New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s (NJTA) “The Stages Festival,” and “Family Week at the Theatre.”
“The Stages Festival,” which includes “Family Week at the Theatre,” is a month-long, state-wide celebration of theatre and the performing arts with discounted and/or free tickets to all events, and programming for all age groups.
Cape May County events begin on Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m., with a student performance of “The History of Whitesboro.”
ELTC’s Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth and professional actor Patti Chambers meet with students who will work to research, write, and rehearse their scenes about the founding and history of their hometown.
The performance is open to the public, admission-free, at the Martin Luther King Center, 207 W. Main St., Whitesboro.
On March 16 at 7 p.m., “Aesop’s Fables” will be performed by students at West Cape May Elementary School, 301Moore St. For reservations, call ELTC at 884-5898.
On March 17 from 6-7 p.m., Stahlhuth is teaching an “Into to Theater Workshop” for ages 11-18, at Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic St. The class is free, but reservations are recommended and may be made by contacting Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian at 463-6357 or e-mail
The class will involve a bit of everything from warm-up exercises, to improv work, to scene study, and playwriting, and those who attended last year are encouraged to attend.
ELTC presents “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” March 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where the company is in residence.
Step back in time, and enjoy a vintage radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Homes radio shows that were on NBC in the 1930s. Tickets are $23, $13 for full-time students, age 12 and under, is free.
A special “Stages Festival” offer on Friday night: Anyone age 18 and under, bring 2 General Admission patrons, and they pay only 2 for 1 = $23.
For an up-to-the-minute schedule, visit

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