World Premiere Of THE SHUCK, Starring Kim Zimmer, to Open this September at Cape May Stage
As the end of summer approaches, we are pleased to announce The Shuck by Shawn Fisher opens September 19th and runs through November 19th. This world premiere by a Cape May native provides a gritty look inside the life of Constance, an oyster boat captain who is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke them apart so many years ago.
Making her debut at Cape May Stage is Kim Zimmer playing Constance, a rugged unkempt oyster boat captain with plenty of brashness and tenacity. Kim is best known for her portrayal of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light, where she received four Lead Actress Emmys. When the show ended its run in 2009, Kim returned to her first love, live theater! After appearing on Off-Broadway stages in Four Dogs And a Bone, and Love Letters with Alec Baldwin, Kim then toured with Broadway's Wicked in the 1st National Tour for 22 months. Regional credits include Blood Brothers, Gypsy, and Sunset Boulevard. Television credits include Seinfeld, Designing Women, MacGyver, One Life to Live, and Santa Barbara. Her film credits include 23 Blast, Body Heat, Freshmen Father, Keeping Secrets and Trench Coat in Paradise.
Playing Anthony, a tough old fisherman with a youthful attitude is Bill Tatum. Bill has been a New York actor and proud member of Actors' Equity Association for 45 years. He previously has appeared at Cape May Stage in Moon Over Buffalo and Mary, Mary. This past winter he appeared in In White America, which was a top ten in Deadline. Bill has worked 18 seasons at the Oldcastle Theatre in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Odd Couple, Night And Her Stars, and Sherlock Holmes. His TV appearances include As The World Turns, Law and Order, The Office Party and On the Water.
Playing Constance's long-lost daughter Gail is Kyra Adams. Kyra is thrilled to be making her Cape May Stage debut! A recent graduate from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a Cape May local, Kyra is honored to be working on this wonderful play in the town where she was raised in. Some favorite past credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie), Hades & Gahenna (Yael), Assassins (Squeaky), and Bare: A Pop Opera (Claire). Kyra has also appeared on HBO's The Deuce.
Directing this stellar cast is an award-winning director, producer, actor, and producing artistic director of Cape May Stage, Roy Steinberg. Roy Steinberg has directed classical and contemporary plays as well as world premieres all over the United States. At Cape May Stage in 2016, he directed Sex with Strangers, Buyer and Cellar, This Wonderful Life, and Disgraced in which it received The Best Director Award NJ and Best Play NJ from broadwayworld.com. In 2017 he directed The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Gin Game, Outside Mullingar, and The Ultimate Christmas Show.
Shawn Fisher a Cape May native is also the playwright of Do Not Hit Golf Balls into Mexico, How To Make A Rope Swing, and Scope. He won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and was a two-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award and the Stavis Playwriting Award. He was a national finalist for the Osborn New Play Award, the Nuestras Voces Award, and the David M. Cohen Playwriting Awards. He is the Director of the National Playwrights Symposium at Cape May Stage, which he co-founded with Producing Artistic Director Roy Steinberg. Shawn has also designed, directed, or produced over 125 productions throughout the country. He holds an MFA from Brandeis University and serves as a Professor and Head of Graduate Studies in Theatre at Utah State University.
The World Premiere of The Shuck, sponsored by The Harrison, is September 19th. The show runs Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday & Sunday at 3:00 PM and closes November 9th. Join us on September 20th for the official opening night of The Shuck at 6:00 PM with special Pre-Celebration featuring oysters from Cape May Oyster Salts and a cash wine bar. Then join us after the performance at Harry's Bar & Grille for a Post-Celebration with cast and crew, cash bar, and light fare provided by Harry's Bar & Grille.
For more information on any performance call the box office at 609-770-8311 or visit the website at www.capemaystage.org. Even though summer is coming to a close, Cape May Stage's season is far from over. Don't miss a single moment of this very special 2018 season.