CAPE MAY – Currently still running through June 22 at Cape May Stage is “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel. The one-woman comedy starring Kate McCauley Hathaway is filled with light-hearted humor and nuggets of wisdom that gives insight into the life and family of the beloved 1960s columnist.
Directing “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” is director, playwright, actor and Cape May Stage veteran Marlena Lustik. Lustik says, “‘Erma Bombeck’ is as relevant and funny now as she ever was. Her side-splitting humor relates to family life today as vividly as it did when she first cast her comedienne’s eye on the plight of the stay-at-home mom.”
Erma Bombeck’s wit stood the test of time and reminds us that the foibles of family life will always make us laugh. The show runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. There is a Pay-What-You-Wish Performance on June 10 and all Saturday Matinees are only $25. For ticket information, visit capemaystage.org or call the box office at (609) 770-8311.
Next up is “Chapter Two” by Neil Simon, opening on June 27 and running through Aug. 3. “Chapter Two” tells the story of successful writer George Schneider, who is mourning the recent death of his beloved wife when he meets a bright, vivacious actress. George is eager to rush into another marriage following a whirlwind courtship. But the memories of his wife threaten to ruin his second chance for happiness. This witty romance deals not only with love and grief, but what it means to have a fresh start and a new lease on life. Running Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m., this comedy will start your summer off with a smile, a kiss and a laugh.
In addition to the main stage, PNC Arts Alive presents the 2018 Broadway series. PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In its eighth year, PNC Arts Alive challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement. Kicking off the Broadway series on July 9 are the Brooklyn-born, classically-trained singing and comedy duo, Will and Anthony Nunziata. On July 16, the dynamic Jimmy Webb will be rockin’ Cape May Stage. Making his Cape May Stage debut on July 23 will be Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and closing the series on Aug. 13 are two multi-award-winning Broadway actresses, Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller. All performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes an after-party directly following the performance. Don’t miss your chance to experience Broadway at the Jersey Shore.
Subscriptions are still available through the Cape May Stage Box Office for the 2018 season. Subscribers can get three- to five-play packages and receive a 15-40% discount off single ticket admission. For more information on any of the performances, call the box office at (609) 770-8311 or visit capemaystage.org. Don’t miss a single moment of this very special 2018 season!