‘Biography’ Hailed a ‘Masterpiece,’ & Events for Halloween

From East Lynne Theater Company’s “Biography,” with Erika Amato and Tom Byrn. Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth.

Excellent reviews for the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company’s comedy hit “Biography” continue. An excerpt from Ricky Young’s review for “DC Metro Theater Arts”: “With their production of ‘Biography,’ director Gayle Stahlhuth and her cast and designers have turned a 1932 classic into a masterful stage production. The script is a bona fide masterpiece. It makes character arcs weave together seamlessly with social commentary that is still relevant today, and is entertaining, satisfying and witty. The cast delivers powerhouse performances. It’s an entertaining time in the theater. Don’t miss it!”

“Biography” runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. through October 15. On October 13, $5 from every ticket sold will go to Gilda’s Club South Jersey.

“Biography” must close on October 15, but ELTC will host events for Halloween.

On Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m., it’s “Poe by Candlelight,” in which actors read stories by the master of the macabre. The next night, Sunday at 8 p.m., is Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic, “The Lodger,” with live organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman, co-sponsored with the Cape May Film Society. Location for all of the above is The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May.

On Monday, October 31 at 5:30 p.m., it’s ELTC’s annual fundraiser at Aleathea’s Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Titled “A Masked Gala,” costumes are encouraged, but masks will be provided. The evening involves dinner, scenes from spooky films, auction and a trivia competition, all for $60.

For reservations/information, call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.