East Lynne Theater Company features two Halloween events: “Poe by Candlelight” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., and “The Phantom of the Opera” on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m.
“Poe” is the final show in the “Tales of the Victorians” series for 2015. Like other “Tales,” it features 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, presents “The 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.
As part of Sherlock Holmes’ Weekend, ELTC once more presents radio-style shows. This year, “Detectives Holmes and Carter” features two new adventures each night on November 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.: “The Red-Headed League” and “The Voice of Crime.”
The location for all three shows is the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. For reservations, call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org. Tickets for “Poe”: $10; “Phantom”: $15; “Holmes and Carter”: $25. Ages 12 and under are free.
ELTC’s annual gala at Aleathea’s Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., is on Monday, Nov. 9. The evening is titled “155 in 35” since ELTC has produced over 150 plays that were first produced in 155 years spanning 1788-1943. Dinner, a show and a trivia completion are only $55. Checks can be mailed to the nonprofit ELTC, 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204.