ELTC in August: Chaplin, Zelda & Scott, and More!

Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang, who are in “Zelda and Scott” and “Ah, Wilderness!” at East Lynne Theater Company.

In August, East Lynne Theater Company presents a 1914 film, a Jazz Age relationship and American literature.

The silent classic, “Tillie’s Punctured Romance,” will be shown on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. When Charlie Chaplin, a city-slicker, and his girlfriend, played by Mabel Normand, discover that Tillie, played by Marie Dressler, is an heiress, they plot to get her money. Accompanying the film is organist Wayne Zimmerman, making this his seventh year with ELTC. Tickets are $15.

On Monday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. is “Zelda and Scott: Love Letters (and others)” created and performed by Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang as a staged-reading theater piece. The relationship between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is one of the greatest, most tormented love stories of the 20th Century. Alison and Mark, no strangers to ELTC, are currently in “Ah, Wilderness!” Tickets are $27; $17 for students and military.

ELTC’s next “Tales of the Victorians” is on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood, in which part of the proceeds will support the lighthouse. Admission is $12, which includes tasty treats served by the venue.

Meanwhile, “Ah, Wilderness!” continues on ELTC’s mainstage with an 8 p.m. curtain through Sept. 2. The location for the above, except for “Tales,” is the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. As always, ages 12 and under are free at ELTC. For information and reservations, visit eastlynnetheater.org or call (609) 884-5898.

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