East Lynne Theater Company’s ‘Tales of the Victorians’ Goes to War

Michele LaRue reads from “Gettysburg” for East Lynne Theater Company’s “Tales of the Victorians.”

East Lynne Theater Company’s popular “Tales of the Victorians” continues every Thursday at 4 p.m. Enjoy tea and tasty treats while listening to stories read by ELTC performers for only $12; ages 12 and under are free.

On July 13, Michele LaRue reads from Elsie Singmaster’s “Gettysburg” at the home of Lenore and Martin Bowne, 1014 Cape May Ave., Cape May. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Garden Club of Cape May. “Gettysburg” is told through fictional townsperson Mary Bowman from the first shots at Willoughby Run through the country’s healing. Michele tours this and other shows including “Someone Must Wash the Dishes,” which she’ll be performing on Aug. 13 for ELTC. Other ELTC credits include Gayle Stahlhuth’s adaptation of Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle” directed by her late husband and ELTC’s founder and first artistic director, Warren Kliewer.

At The Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May on July 20, Suzanne Longacre is reading. She’s performed throughout the country and in TV’s “Guiding Light.”

The final “Tales” are performed by Stephanie Garrett and Lee O’Connor. Stephanie was in ELTC’s “Lost on the Natchez Trace,” and Lee has portrayed Holmes and other characters in ELTC’s radio-style mysteries since 2002. The locations are: July 27 – The Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., Cape May; Aug. 3 – Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood (part of the proceeds to benefit the lighthouse); and Aug. 10 – The Blue Rose Inn.

Meanwhile, “Will Rogers’ U.S.A.” runs through July 22. Call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.

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