New Jersey Stage

Monday, July 4, 2011

East Lynne Theater Company presents an ASL performance of "He and She"

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- On Friday, July 15, at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of "He and She" produced by the award winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company.

     ELTC prides itself on producing forgotten gems that are still relevant today, and Rachel Crothers' "He and She" is as provocative now as it was when it was first produced on Broadway in 1920.  Concerning a married couple who vie for the same artistic prize at a time when their teenage daughter needs guidance, it is truly a play about the "Battle of the Sexes."  Every night, patrons are astounded by the relevance of the script, and there are many discussions in the  lobby and beyond. This play has humor, drama, and a talented cast of eight – all of which has been praised by newspapers and audiences alike.

    The theatrical ASL interpreters are Kathy Filippo and Gina Lanza, who have performed many times for ELTC. The process involves them seeing the production at least once, plus going over the script several times to figure out who will interpret which roles, and in many cases, come up with signage for unusual names and words.       

     Tickets are $30 general admission; $25 for seniors and those with disabilities and their

support companions; and $15 for full-time students. Children ages 12 and under are always

free. The location is The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where the company is in residence. "He and She" runs every Wednesday through Saturday through July

23 only. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.