The arts are alive in Cape May! Cape May Stage, located in the heart of the Cape May, NJ historic district, will continue its highly anticipated 2015 theatre season this fall with lively, live entertainment.
Located at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on the corner of Bank and Lafayette Streets, Cape May Stage features traditional, contemporary and new works in an intimate setting. Since 1987, actors, directors and playwrights from around the country have set the standard for excellence by providing world-class theatre in a unique and historic venue.
Producing Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg, has assembled the theatre’s strongest and most entertaining season yet, with new works featuring the unsurpassed casting and production components that patrons have grown to expect and enjoy. For the first time, in 2015, Cape May Stage is presenting an entire season of six plays created by women playwrights.
“We’ve done that not just because women playwrights don’t get produced as often as they should, but because these six plays are terrific works that should be experienced by audiences in Cape May,” said Steinberg. “We are so excited with the success we’ve seen to date within 2015, and look forward to a very busy and rewarding fall and holiday season,” he added.
With plenty of laughs, plus a few tears, audiences will want to see every show. The fall season line-up through December includes:
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — September 9 to October 9, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
By Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Roy Steinberg
When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased café patron, she holds on to the device to keep the man alive in a strange, yet significant way. Jean’s quiet life is turned upside down as she’s thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals and the potential for true love. A story about memory, redemption, and connection – and disconnection – in a technology-obsessed world, Ruhl’s comedy is a mesmerizing reflection of today.
‘Trying’ — October 14 to November 15, 2015
Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
By Joanna McClelland Glass, Directed by Austin Pendleton
A cross-generational tour-de-force ensues when Sarah, a young secretary from the Canadian prairie, finds herself working for the aging Francis Biddle, Attorney General during World War II and the primary American judge on the postwar Nuremberg Trials. This intimate and inspiring story, based on the playwright’s own experience, has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in the United States and Canada.
A Cape May Christmas — November 27, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
By Marlena Lustik
This world premiere holiday family-friendly holiday production combines fireside storytelling with the holiday classics. Intertwining tales of Saint Nicholas and Cape May’s historic hero Captain Mey, we lovingly celebrate the warmth of a contemporary Santa and Mrs. Claus on a secret visit to our seaside resort.
Ticket prices – without a promotion or package (below) – are $38 for adults, $33 for seniors, $18 for students, and $18 for active duty members. To purchase tickets http://www.capemaystage.org/buy-tickets/ or call our box office at 609-770-8311.
Cape May Stage is devoted to making its shows affordable. With special promotions and packages, Cape May Stage allows visitors to save money. The following promotions and packages are offered:
Dinner & A Show
Cape May Stage’s “Dinner and A Show” promotion coupling a show with a gourmet Cape May restaurant is a fantastic way to spend an evening in Cape May. Treat yourself to an early evening dinner of your choice at one of Cape May’s finest dining rooms and then receive tickets for the 8 p.m. performance at Cape May Stage – all at a significantly reduced price! Each restaurant is running its own individual ‘special’, so reservations must be made directly through the restaurant. Please call the individual restaurants to find out how you can save money, reserve early seating (to get you to the theater on time!), and enjoy a worry-free night out! For more information, please visit http://www.capemaystage.org/dinner-a-show/.
Attend any one these 2015 productions on the first scheduled night of performances and enjoy a HALF-PRICE ticket! Previews are for one-night only:
Dead Man’s Cell Phone — Wednesday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Trying — Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
A Cape May Christmas — Tuesday, December 22, 7:30 p.m.
Memberships & Subscriptions
Become a member of the Cape May Stage family. Depending on the package, you can save up to 50% off regular box office prices; get priority-choice seating, pick your day, time, and price package, book all of your seats all at once or on a show-by-show basis, receive complimentary exchanges/upgrades and more! Subscribers also receive complimentary, informative, behind-the-scenes E-Newsletters, E-Blasts, and advance notice of upcoming Cape May Stage events. To learn more about becoming a member, please visit http://www.capemaystage.org/memberships-subscriptions/.
Become a Member of Cape May Stage Producers Circle
Get the inside scoop on each season’s hot new productions while supporting the theatrical treasure that is Cape May Stage. Become a Producer for $2,500 a share. Member benefits include attending a private rehearsal, members’ lunch and behind-the-scenes tour of the new scene shop, exclusive producers’ reception at the Theatre to meet other members of this society of patrons, invitations for two to the Opening Night and After Party of the show you choose, write up in our program and more…
Cape May Stage hosts a special “Senior Performance” during the run of every production. Seniors (62+) save up to 50% off the regular admission price. Limited availability and subject to restrictions. “Senior Performances” sell out very quickly, so reservations are a must! Senior matinees include:
Dead Man’s Cell Phone — Sunday, September 20, 3 p.m.
Trying — Sunday, October 25, 3 p.m.
A Cape May Christmas — Saturday, December 12, 3 p.m.
Groups of 20 or more will receive a special rate of $20 per person. (That’s over a 40% savings off the regular ticketed price!) For additional information and/or booking performances, please contact Debbie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 609-770-8311.
Pay What You Wish
Cape May Stage strives to makes its performances open to all regardless of the ability to pay by offering a pay-what-you-wish performance for each production. You decide the admission price! Tickets for designated pay-what-you-wish performances go on sale at the box office a 7:45 p.m. prior to an 8:00 p.m. curtain time (2:45 p.m. for 3 p.m. matinee and 7:15 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. curtain time). Whatever tickets have not sold for that evening’s performance will be pay-what-you-wish and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Cash sales and exact change only. Seating for all pay-what-you-wish performances is subject to availability and is not guaranteed for the following dates/times:
Dead Man’s Cell Phone — Friday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Trying — Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
A Cape May Christmas — Friday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard and Active Duty Men & Women
Cape May Stage is a Blue Star Theatre and proudly offers discounted tickets to all men and women who currently serve the nation and are on active duty. Tickets will be discounted to $18 and will be available to all service men & women including their families. An ID card must be presented at the box office when purchasing tickets. Reservations are required and must be made directly through the box office by calling (609) 770-8311.
For more information about Cape May Stage, visit their website at http://www.capemaystage.org/