CASA Comes to Cape May Stage

Jennifer Valentine, Director of Program Services for Court Appointed Special Advocates, will attend the world premiere of Cape May Stage’s “The Shuck” by Cape May County native Shawn Fisher, directed by award-winning director Roy Steinberg, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Cape May Stage will donate one dollar from every ticket sold at this performance to CASA.

Ms. Valentine will lead a panel discussion immediately following the performance about family dynamics, using the play as a catalyst for discussion about the 1,000 children in foster care in Atlantic and Cape May counties. The entire audience is invited to attend.

The word “shuck” can mean “to throw away” or “worthless,” as well as to remove an oyster from its shell. The characters in the play deal with a troubled child and a dysfunctional family, yet it is very funny at the same time.

“The Shuck” features four-time Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer (Reva on “Guiding Light”), New York actor Bill Tatum and Cape May City native Kyra Adams, a professional actress now living in New York. They’ll join the discussion as well.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (609) 770-8311. Special low prices are available for seniors, students and active military. Cape May Stage is located at 405 Lafayette St. in the heart of the historic district of Cape May.