Poe, Phantom and Slightly Dishonorable in October at East Lynne Theater Company

There’s only one week to see why audiences are laughing throughout and thoroughly enjoying “Strictly Dishonorable” at East Lynne Theater Company. Preston Sturges’s screwball comedy about a young couple who encounters interesting strangers in a Manhattan speakeasy was a Broadway sensation in 1929, and is still relevant and funny today. She finds these gentlemen enchanting. He does not. This delightful play runs every night through Saturday, Oct. 17 with an 8 p.m. curtain.

The award-winning Equity professional company then presents two events in time for Halloween: “Poe by Candlelight” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. and the silent classic “Phantom of the Opera” on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m.

“Poe” is the final tale in the “Tales of the Victorians” series for 2015. Like the other “Tales” that took place at different venues throughout the summer, it will feature light refreshments and stories read by ELTC actors. This time, the storytellers are Lee O’Connor, James Rana and Gayle Stahlhuth.

ELTC, in partnership with The Cape May Film Society, is proud to bring back “Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney, with live organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman. When ELTC and the Society first brought this 1925 silent classic to Cape May in 2011, it sold out.

The location for all three shows is the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. For information and reservations, call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org. Tickets for “Strictly Dishonorable”: $15-$30; “Poe”: $10; “Phantom”: $15. Ages 12 and under are free.

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