Ushering in the fall season is the world premiere of “The Shuck” by Cape May native Shawn Fisher, providing 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 and 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 Bon” and “Love Letters” with Alec Baldwin, Kim then toured with Broadway’s “Wicked” in the First National Tour for 22 months. Regional credits include “Blood Brothers,” “Gypsy” and “Sunset Boulevard.” TV credits include “Seinfeld,” “Designing Women,” “MacGyver,” “One Life to Live” and “Santa Barbara.”
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.” 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. 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 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 U.S. At Cape May Stage in 2016, he directed “Sex with Strangers,” “Buyer and Cellar,” “This Wonderful Life” and “Disgraced,” which 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.”
The show runs Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Nov. 9. Join us Oct. 7 for Best Value Night, Oct. 20 for a post-show Talkback on family dynamics, Oct. 21 for Pay-What-You-Wish, and Oct. 26 for a Talkback with cast and crew directly following the show.
In addition to our main stage performance, join us on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. for a reading of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” This is a pay-what-you-wish event and reservations are not required.
For more information, call (609) 770-8311 or visit www.capemaystage.org. Even though summer has come to an end, Cape May Stage’s season is far from over. Don’t miss a single moment of this very special 2018 season!