New Jersey Stage

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cape May Stage & PNC Arts Alive Host Several Special Evenings for "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)"

(Cape May, NJ) -- Take advantage of the Fall holiday savings offered this month at Cape May Stage, with several special events scheduled for the latest comedic rollercoaster ride of a show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) now playing at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse through November 20.

Through the generous support of PNC Arts Alive, the Equity theatre is pleased to host a half-price senior matinee at 3 pm on Sunday October 31st. All seniors 62 and older can attend a "Senior Savings" performance at the discounted rate of $15 per ticket – a 50% discount off regular box office prices and still make it home in time to greet those trick-or-treaters or attend a Halloween party.

In addition to the discount on the 31st, Cape May Stage annually observes Veterans' Day on Thursday, November 11 by offering a half-priced evening performance at 8 pm to all Active Duty and Veterans at a discounted rate of $15 per ticket (regular ticket rate is $30.00). Veterans' Night was created to give retired service men and those still on Active Duty and opportunity to see a professional Equity theatre production at a discounted rate.

Cape May Stage and PNC Arts Alive continually strive to make performances open to all regardless of the ability to pay by offering a pay-what-you-can performance for the main stage show and Complete Works… is no exception. On Sunday, November 14, at 3pm, patrons of all ages are encouraged to attend this hilarious show at an admission price of their own choosing! Tickets for designated pay-what-you-can performances go on sale at the box office a 2:45PM prior to a 3PM curtain time. Whatever tickets have not sold for that afternoon's performance will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Cash sales and exact change o|Ly. Seating for all pay-what-you-can performances is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Call (609) 884-1341 for more details.

Lastly, interpreters Celeste Herse and Anne Maselli return once again to translate the spoken parts of the show into American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf audiences on Friday, November 19 at 8 pm.  Complete Works… is a hilarious comedic romp through all of the Bard's 37 timeless tales in only 97 minutes. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and discount information.

PNC Financial Services Group is the presenting sponsor of Cape May Stage's "Senior Savings Series." The support is part of PNC Arts Alive, a five-year, $5 million investment from The PNC Foundation to help area residents gain access to the arts, and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences.

Directed by Harland Meltzer and starring Mark Irish, Jake Paque, and David Schmittou, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on the corner of Bank and Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May. The final public performance of the current run is 8pm on Saturday evening, November 20.

Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $12.50 students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre's website,

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is presented through the gracious support of Study Savings Bank and The Fudge Kitchen.  This season's sponsors include 410 Bank Street/Frescos, Exit Zero, The Washington Inn, Cape May Winery, and Lucky Bones.