New Jersey Stage

Friday, August 26, 2011

East Lynne Theater Company presents Special Matinee of "Dorothy Parker" on Saturday, September 3

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Due to the number of patrons who could not see the award-winning Equity professional production of "The World of Dorothy Parker" this past weekend, and the number of pre-sold tickets for the final week, an additional performance has been added on Saturday, September 3 at 2:00PM. The last performance of a successful six-week run will be on September 3 at 8:30PM. During the week, the days and times are the same as usual: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30PM.

      In this world premiere based on the humorous and touching works of one of America's most beloved writers, the following stories are brought to life: "A Telephone Call" (1930), "Here We Are" (1931), "The Lovely Leave" (1943), and other tales and poems by the woman who quipped: "You can take a horticulture, but you can't make her think."

     The four ensemble actors were either in last season's ELTC productions of "Berkeley Square" or "The Dictator" and are Suzanne Dawson, Megan McDermott, Drew Seltzer, and John Cameron Weber. John was also in the recent production of "He and She," and Suzanne, Megan, and Drew will be in the upcoming "Dulcy" which opens for a four-week run on September 21.

      Performances are at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where the company is in residence. Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for seniors and those with disabilities and their support companions; $15 for students; and anyone age twelve and under is free. For information and to make reservations, call 609-884-5898 or go online at

     "The World of Dorothy Parker" would not be possible without permission from the NAACP, season sponsors Curran Investment Management, Aleathea's Restaurant, and La Mer Beachfront Inn; funding received through grants from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the generosity of many patrons.