Audiences are Loving East Lynne Theater Company’s ‘Biography’

From East Lynne Theater Company’s “Biography,” with Tom Byrn, Mike Newman, Erika Amato, John Cameron Weber and Veronique Hurley. Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth

East Lynne Theater Company’s “Biography” opened with a full house and accolades. An example from Craig from NYC: “‘Biography’ – what a treat! Such wonderful directing, such beautiful acting, such a fascinating, trenchant and oddly relevant play. East Lynne continues to be a glory.”

At the center of this S. N. Behrman comedy is Marion Froude, an internationally known painter. Looking for a juicy tale for his magazine, Richard Kurt asks her to write her autobiography. Enter her first love, Leander Nolan, who hasn’t seen Marion in 15 years. He’s running for the Senate and wants her story killed.

Playing the roles of Marion and Leander are Erika Amato and Tom Byrn. Erika, new to ELTC, has performed in New York and Los Angeles, and in national tours such as “Flashdance – The Musical.” She has also released five albums with her band, Velvet Chain. Tom starred in ELTC’s “Mr. Lincoln” and recently performed in “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” at Cider Mill Playhouse.

Also new to ELTC are Mike Newman, R. Scott Williams and Veronique Hurley. Returning are Mark Edward Lang and John Cameron Weber. Artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, is in the cast and directing.

“Biography” runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. through October 15, except there is no show on October 5, and a show on October 9 at 7:30 p.m. An ASL interpreted performance is on September 30, and an after-show Q&A is on October 7.

The location of the show is the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org for tickets and more information.

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