East Lynne Works to Support Food Closet and Auxiliary

East Lynne Works to Support Food Closet and Auxiliary

As usual this time of year, the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is accepting nonperishable items for the Cape May Food Closet. What is needed are cans of fruit, paper towels, and toilet paper. Any canned food items will be graciously accepted, as long as they have current and future expiration dates.

Of course, items will be accepted any time, but patrons attending the Friday, Dec. 13 performance of ELTC's "Christmas with Harte and O. Henry," will save $3.00 off the already low admission price when bringing Food Closet items. This $3.00 deduction cannot be combined with any other deduction.

Also, every year, ELTC shares part of its box office proceeds with at least one nonprofit organization. This year, some of the ticket sales for the 2:00p.m. Saturday matinee on December 14 will go to Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

There are only four performances remaining, Thursday through Saturday, December 12-14 at 8:00p.m., plus the 2:00p.m. Saturday matinee. The location is The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., where the company is in residence. As usual with ELTC's Christmas shows, the company reduces its regular ticket price as an early holiday gift to its audience. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $15 for full-time students, and as always with ELTC productions, those ages twelve and under are free. Dinner/Theater packages are still available at the following restaurants: Aleathea's Restaurant and The Washington Inn.

"Christmas with Harte and O. Henry" includes two tales about the old West, written by two of America's most famous authors: "Dick Spindler's Family Christmas" by Bret Harte, and "Christmas by Injunction" by O. Henry. The stories were adapted by ELTC's artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth who also performs the thirty-some characters in storytelling fashion. With the flick of a wrist, the turn of the head, and a change in the tone of voice, she brings a character to life in a heartbeat.

Season tickets for the 2014 Mainstage Productions are available and make a great Christmas present! The price is 4 shows for only $80.00, a $40 savings for single-ticket General Admission. They can be used in any way at any time. Use all 4 for one show, or see 4 different shows, and any combination in-between. There are five exciting productions planned for 2014, along with a special silent film series with live organ accompaniment. Season tickets may be purchased at the box office, through the web site, or by mailing a check to the office: 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204.

For information and reservations, call East Lynne at 884-5898 or visit the web site at

www.eastlynnetheater.org. East Lynne's season would not be possible without the support of Curran Investment Management, Aleathea's Restaurant, The Henry Sawyer Inn, the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the NJ Dept. of State, Division of Travel and Tourism; and the generosity of many patrons.

Photo credit: Lee O'Connor

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