Reviews Coming in for East Lynne Theater Company’s ‘Yuletide Tales’

Gayle Stahlhuth, storyteller in East Lynne Theater Company’s “Yuletide Tales.”
Photo credit: Thomas Raniszewski

Reviews are coming in for East Lynne Theater Company’s “Yuletide Tales.” An example from Dottie and Mal Knapp’s review in “Exit Zero:” “Need a little Christmas? Gayle Stahlhuth becomes so many wonderful characters in this new one-person show, you don’t need to find the spirit of the season – it finds you! Sit back and immerse yourself in the Christmas you like to remember… Good thing she conveys all those characters with her beautifully blended accents and body language – the stage couldn’t have held all those actors!”

Four performances remain: Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Location is the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Tickets are $27, and $17 for students and military (active/retired/veteran). Ages 12 and under are free. Items for the Food Closet are being collected on show nights/matinee.

The tales, selected, adapted, memorized and performed by Stahlhuth, are “Susie’s Letter from Santa Claus” (Mark Twain), “9 Linwood Street” (Edward Everett Hale), “The Snow Image” (Nathanial Hawthorne) and “Gift of the Magi” (O. Henry). They are endearing, witty and appropriate for all ages. For over 30 years, she has performed a variety of one-person shows and her work has been noted by NEA’s “American Masterpiece Series.”

2017 season tickets are available and make a great gift – only $88 for four shows, a $40 savings. Productions include “Will Rogers’ U.S.A.,” “Ah, Wilderness!,” “A Year in the Trenches” and “Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas.” For information and reservations, call ELTC at (609) 884-5898 or visit