Rainy Day Guide: Theater Review


When the weather takes a turn for the worse and a beach day is out of the question, you’ll still be able to find a fun activity in Cape May County! Every town has something unique to offer and this is the perfect opportunity to explore places you may not have visited otherwise. This week, take the opportunity to visit one of the theater companies in Cape May County!

East Lynne Theater Company

“The Rainmaker”
Now through August 31
Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.

N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) was a dreamer and philosopher who lived through the depression. “The Rainmaker” takes place out West in 1930. Enter a stranger, Starbuck, who claims he can make it rain. The play opened on Broadway in 1954; Nash adapted it for the 1956 film and wrote the book based on the play for the musical “110 in the Shade” with Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. 

Cast includes Veronique Hurley, Jon Kovach, Mat Labotka, Mark Edward Lang, Jeff Sharkey, Jeffrey Smith, and John Cameron Weber. Joseph Travers directed the fights.  

Tickets are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors, $20 for students and military, and free for ages 12 and under. East Lynne Theater Company performs at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.


Cape May Stage

Now through September 20
Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m.

Keeping the comedy going this summer at Cape May Stage is Sidekicked, a new comedy by Kim Powers, a two-time Emmy Winner, directed by Roy Steinberg and starring Sally Mayes, an award winning Broadway veteran, as Vivian Vance that runs through Friday, September 20, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m. Sidekicked, tells the story about the last night of filming I Love Lucy and America’s favorite sidekick – Ethel Mertz played by Vivian Vance – has a lot to get off her chest.  Sidekicked gives a glimpse into the behind the scenes drama of I Love Lucy as well as incredible unheard stories from Vivian Vance’s extraordinary career.

There will be a Pay-What-You-Wish Performance on Sunday, September 8 and a Cast & Crew Talk-Back on Friday, September 6.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors (62+), and $25 for students and active military. Prices may vary by performance. Cape May Stage performs at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May. For tickets and more information, visit www.capemaystage.org or call the box office at (609) 770-8311.