Holly Williams as Corie Bratter and Stephen James Anthony as Paul Bratter. Photo by Aleksey Photography, 2016.
CAPE MAY – Now playing through September 9 at Cape May Stage is Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.” This romantic comedy, which has been selling out most nights and receiving standing ovations, revolves around newlyweds Paul and Corie: he’s an up-tight lawyer and she’s a free spirit, continuously looking for the newest thrill. She wants him to be more spontaneous and he wants her feet to stay on the ground. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy! “Barefoot in the Park” runs through September 9 with a talkback with the cast and crew on August 26, and a half priced senior show on September 4.
On Monday, August 29 at 8 p.m., Cape May Stage presents its Monday Night Series with “The God Box, A Daughter’s Story” to benefit PRISMS (Parents and Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome). The performance will be in honor of Christy McCauley who was born with SMS, and is hosted by the McCauley and Hathaway families. The show is co-written and performed by Mary Lou Quinlan, author of the book that inspired the New York Times bestseller play “The God Box.” It is the story of her remarkable discovery of her mother’s “God Boxes,” filled with hundreds of private petitions on torn pages and Post-its written by the very hand that had slipped away. Tickets are $30 for general admission and are available through www.capemaystage.org.
Continuing the Monday Night Series on September 5 at 8 p.m. is a special reading of “The Guys” directed by David Newer, commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11. “The Guys” is about a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver. All proceeds from this PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH night benefit the UFA Widows and Children’s fund.
For all upcoming shows and events, visit capemaystage.org or call the box office at (609) 770-8311.