New Jersey Stage

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ELTC's Student Workshop Production of "Little Women"

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- "Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents," grumbles Jo March in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."  Join Jo and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, along with Marmee, Hannah, the faithful servant, Laurie, the next door neighbor, and friends who perform one of Alcott's early plays, in an adaptation by Gayle Stahlhuth, based on Alcott's timeless classic and an Elizabeth Lincoln Gould adaptation from 1900.    

     East Lynne Theater Company's much anticipated Student Workshop Production is back!

     This year, ELTC celebrates Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) and commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with "Little Women."   The Civil War is raging on, and the March sisters do the best they can at home while their mother is in Washington D.C., taking care of their ill father, in this heartwarming and amusing adaptation.

     After nine, three-hour sessions, thirteen students, ages 10-16, will perform "Little Women" on Tues., July 5, at 8:00p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where the company is in residence. This marks ELTC's 5th Summer Student Workshop Production, and the past four years it's been standing room only. Admission is free and families are welcome.

     As usual, ELTC’s student productions are based on works written by famous American writers, or plays written by early 20th century Americans, such as Alice Gerstenberg's 1917 Broadway hit, "Alice in Wonderland." 

     The workshop leaders this year are Gayle Stahlhuth and Lee O'Connor, with special acting workshops taught by Tom Byrn, who is currently in ELTC’s mainstage production of "He and She."  

     Meanwhile, ELTC's "He and She," praised by reviewers and audiences alike, runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30p.m. only through July 23.

     For information about the workshop, mainstage season, touring shows, and educational outreach, and to make reservations, call 609-884-5898, or go online at www.eastlynnetheater.org.