Meet the Charming Cast of “Strictly Dishonorable”

Ever wonder how professional actors go from show to show? What it’s like to audition? How the artistic director chooses a season of mainstage productions?

On Friday, October 2, there will be a special after-show question-and-answer period, following the performance of East Lynne Theater Company’s “Strictly Dishonorable,” where audience members can ask these and other questions of the cast and director, Gayle Stahlhuth. Written by Oscar-winning writer/director Preston Sturges, the performance takes place in a speakeasy in 1929, where Isabelle and Henry end up one Saturday night, and their lives are forever changed.

The award-winning Equity professional ELTC presents this screwball comedy Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. through October 17, except there is no show on Wednesday, October 7, and a show on Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where ELTC is in residence. This delightfully witty show is garnering enthusiastic comments from patrons. Opening night was sold out and other evenings are selling fast.

The cast includes Jennifer Bissell, Eric Stephenson and Thomas Raniszewski, who were in last season’s “Within the Law”; James Rana, who adapted ELTC’s world premiere “Huckleberry Finn” and “Zorro,” in which he also performed; and Marty McDonough, who was in ELTC’s “Rain.” New to ELTC are Lino Del Core, who performs with The Hudson Guild Theatre Company in NYC, and Stephen Humes, who just returned to the East Coast from performing in Logan, UT.

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