Rainy Day Theater Fun

It’s raining, but don’t think you have to stay in your house all day. Get out and enjoy some of the plays and musical productions that East Lynne Theater Company and Cape May Stage will be putting on in the next few weeks.

East Lynne Theater Company will be putting on the show “Lost on the Natchez Trace” from July 12 to July 20. The theater is located at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May. The show is set in 1825 when a young slave auctioneer, Malcolm Jeters, is on his way home but falls off his mule in Mississippi’s Natchez Trace during a terrible storm. Malcolm is injured and starving, continuously screaming for help. The only person he encounters in his distress is a runaway slave. Will the slave help him or will he let him be? Find out at one of the show’s performances.

If you are not available for the “Lost on the Natchez Trace” production then you may want to stop by to see the world premiere of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” running from July 24 to August 31. Take a stroll through time and the town of Sleepy Hollow where the townsfolk believe that the headless body of a Hessian soldier haunts their village. Suddenly Ichabod Crane disappears… Is it the doing of the headless horseman or something else? Come watch as the mystery unravels.

At the Robert Shackleton Playhouse located on Lafayette Street in Cape May, Tony and Drama Desk winner, “Lend Me a Tenor” runs from June 12 to July 26. If you haven’t seen it yet, you still have time to catch the fiery tempered Italian opera singer as he catches himself giving an unexpected star the chance of a lifetime. Confusion sets in as the audience is left wondering who is who on the stage. Don’t miss out on the mistaken identities and absolute hilarity of this award winning comedic production.

Also, another great show ,“Boeing Boeing”, runs from July 31 to September 13. Bernard is engaged to three different women – Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen – and his lifestyle spins into a wild turbulence when all three women find themselves at the bachelor pad at the same time. This production won a Tony Award in 2008 for best revival of a play. This comedy will leave you laughing hysterically.

There are quite a few dates and shows to choose from and all of them keep you wanting to come back for more.