Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

East Lynne Theater Company Presents GETTYSBURG: ONE WOMAN'S WAR

The performance takes place on the actual day, November 19, that President Lincoln delivered his famous speech.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents GETTYSBURG: ONE WOMAN'S WAR

To honor the 159th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, East Lynne Theater Company presents "Gettysburg: One Woman's War," two stories read by Michèle LaRue from Elsie Singmaster's moving 1913 classic book, "Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath."

The performance takes place on the actual day, November 19, that President Lincoln delivered his famous speech.

This is the final reading in ELTC's "Tales of the Victorians" series for 2022, and like the other presentations, it will be outside, at 4:00 PM, and light refreshments will be served. Instead of the usual Thursday, this presentation is on a Saturday.

Cost is $12 cash at the door and, as usual with ELTC events, ages 12 and under are free. Reservations may be made by calling 609-884-5898 or emailing eastlynneco@aol.com. The Cape May location will be revealed when the reservation is made.

This is the 33rd year of "Tales of the Victorians," in which ELTC actors read American short stories, famous speeches, and one-act plays, while guests enjoy tea and homemade treats, at different Cape May locations. During the pandemic, ELTC's "Tales" was one of first live cultural events in New Jersey, presenting 21 different "Tales" outside, in 2020 alone, much to the happiness of visitors and locals alike.

Michèle LaRue is no stranger to ELTC. With this company, she performed in William Dean Howells' "Bride Roses," Susan Glaspell's "Suppressed Desires," and Gayle Stahlhuth's adaptation of Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle" - all directed by her late husband: ELTC's founder and first producing artistic director, Warren Kliewer.

She was also in Langdon Mitchell's "The New York Idea" and William Dean Howells' "The Mouse-Trap," directed by current producing artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth. For over 25 years, LaRue has performed throughout the country in one-woman shows, including "Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire," written by Marie Jenney Howe in 1912, and directed by Kliewer. She was one of the first to read on porches as part of ELTC's "Tales of the Victorians." Now, under her own title, "Tales Well Told," she reads works of Kate Chopin, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, O. Henry, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and other American writers, in various venues nationwide. LaRue is a member of the two performers' unions-Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA-and of multiple literature organizations. As a theater editor-writer, she has collaborated on numerous notable publications.

Next up, for Christmas, is Gayle Stahlhuth performing "Christmas Presents from the Past," in which she performs over 30 characters, and Amanda Brinlee, performing on the "Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides" in partnership with Cape May MAC.

Photo: Michèle LaRue



Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists  Photo
Actors, singers, comedians, writers and more will take the stage on December 7 at  Placer Repertory Theater's annual variety show with open mic that celebrates the  completion of Season 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th at Studio E in Lincoln. 

Entertain and Dine NJ  Style– Madison Edition Photo
We are happy to continue this series of articles highlighting a top entertainment venue and a local restaurant that you can visit.

Special Offer: JOY at George Street Playhouse Photo
Special Offer: Joy: The Musical - Erika Henningsen Stars!

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Benefit Photo
Hudson Theatre Works presents its Annual 10 Minute Play Festival benefitting Hudson Theatre Works including new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Richard Vetere, Barbara Blatner, Joanne Hoersch, Zach Weed, Lenny Horst, and Sarah T. Schwab with Robert Funaro of the Sopranos.


More Hot Stories For You


Creating Change Network Seeks Participation from the New Jersey Arts Community for National Day of Racial HealingCreating Change Network Seeks Participation from the New Jersey Arts Community for National Day of Racial Healing
November 28, 2022

The Creating Change Network, a program hosted by New Jersey Theatre Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more equitable, just, accessible, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey, will faciliate participation by the state’s arts community in the National Day of Racial Healing, on January 17, 2023.

Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists 
November 25, 2022

Actors, singers, comedians, writers and more will take the stage on December 7 at  Placer Repertory Theater's annual variety show with open mic that celebrates the  completion of Season 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th at Studio E in Lincoln. 

Surflight's Presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 3-18Surflight's Presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 3-18
November 23, 2022

Surflight Theatre, after a terrific summer and fall season is now thrilled to be presenting the festive and beloved musical White Christmas from December 3-18th.  With spectacular tap dancing and a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean”, Count Your Blessings and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical perfect to bring joy in the Holiday Season.

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL BenefitHudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Benefit
November 23, 2022

Hudson Theatre Works presents its Annual 10 Minute Play Festival benefitting Hudson Theatre Works including new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Richard Vetere, Barbara Blatner, Joanne Hoersch, Zach Weed, Lenny Horst, and Sarah T. Schwab with Robert Funaro of the Sopranos.

Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey Receives Multiple GrantsVisual Arts Center Of New Jersey Receives Multiple Grants
November 23, 2022

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) recently received multiple grant awards from several funders signifying VACNJ's continued commitment to empowering people to see, make, and learn about art. The grants awarded to the Art Center were: