Two Scoops and a Story

Photo of Gayle Stahlhuth, who is performing on June 28 on the porch of the Henry Sawyer Inn.

East Lynne Theater Company is partnering with the Henry Sawyer Inn and the Vanilla Bean Creamery to offer an event for the whole family, “Two Scoops and a Story,” on Tuesday, June 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Inn, located at 722 Columbia Ave., Cape May.

For 27 years, ELTC has presented its popular “Tales of the Victorians” at various locations. Barbara Morris, owner of the Inn and her sister, Jane, came up with the idea of serving homemade ice cream and cookies at their “Tales” presentation. Dishing up her own delicious ice cream is Jo Ann Assenheimer. To accommodate various schedules, this special “Tales” is not on the usual Thursday at 4 p.m.

While guests enjoy these tasty treats, ELTC’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth will read selections from Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Woman.” Gayle performed her own one-woman play on Alcott throughout the country, last performing it for ELTC in 2007.

For reservations, call the Inn at (609) 884-5667. Tickets are $12, and $6 for ages 12 and under.

On the mainstage at ELTC is “Rodgers’ Romance,” a revue of songs by Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein, running Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. For reservations, call (609) 884-5898, email or visit

The regular schedule of Thursdays at 4 p.m. for “Tales of the Victorians” is prior to and after our “Two Scoops and a Story.” Part of this schedule includes June 23 at The Blue Rose Inn and July 7 at The Chalfonte Hotel. For information on all of the “Tales,” visit