New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

East Lynne Theater Company's Student Workshop

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Mr. March, while performing his duties as a minister for the Northern troops during the Civil War, became ill. His wife, known as "Marmee" to Alcott fans, must leave their daughters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, to take care of him, leaving the household in the care of the faithful maid, Hannah.  The next door neighbors, Mr. Laurence and Laurie, are on hand to help the March family, too, in Elizabeth Lincoln Gould's 1900 adaptation of the timeless Louisa May Alcott classic "Little Women."

     To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and to celebrate a much beloved American author, East Lynne Theater Company presents "Little Woman," performed by the 5th Annual Student Workshop actors.

     ELTC's Student Workshop, where participants ages 11-18 perform after a 9-day rehearsal schedule, is much anticipated, and has yearly been seen by an appreciative standing-room-only audience. The performance of "Little Women" is Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00p.m., admission-free, at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. in Cape May, where the company is in residence.

     The fee is only $200.00 to be included in this exciting Workshop, and there are only a few openings left. The nine rehearsal days are between June 21-July 1 from 12:30p.m.-3:30p.m. and on July 5 from 2:30-5:30.  ELTC's Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth will direct, with support from ELTC's Technical Director, Lee O'Connor, and other ELTC artists. To receive applications, call ELTC at 609-884-5898, e-mail eastlynneco@aol.com, or go the web site www.eastlynnetheater.org.