East Lynne Theater Company Celebrates 1920s with Silent Classic, Radio Show and Gala

Photo from a Sherlock Holmes radio-style show with Lee O’Connor, Fred Velde, Alison J. Murphy, Rob LeMaire, Mark Edward Lang and Gayle Stahlhuth. Photo Credit: Frank Smith

East Lynne Theater Company celebrates the 1920s with three events.

On Sunday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., ELTC presents the 1920 silent film classic, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” with live organ accompaniment played by Wayne Zimmerman. It’s a spooky film not to be missed!

On Nov. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., it’s “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Speckled Band,” adapted by Craig Wichman, performed “radio-style” with live sound effects. Portraying Holmes and Watson are Lee O’Connor and Fred Velde, with Marty McDonough, Susan Tischler and Gayle Stahlhuth playing multiple roles, along with Rob LeMaire, who also operates the sound effects.

The above take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Tickets for the film are $15. Tickets for “Holmes” are $27, and $17 for students and military. For both, anyone age 12 and under is free.

On Nov. 6, ELTC presents its annual fundraising gala at Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. This year’s theme is “The Roaring Twenties,” in which guests are encouraged to wear costumes. MC Mark Edward Lang is assisted by Rob LeMaire and music is provided by Chris Sooy and Lew London, with Jennie Bissell and Jared Noah Aronoff singing favorites from the era. Aside from dinner and a show, there’s a silent auction and the drawing for the Great Escape Vacation. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit ELTC, supporting its production season and educational outreach.

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

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