New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cape May Stage Offers Two Special Afternoons of Theatre for John Logan's RED

(Cape May, NJ) -- Cape May Stage, Cape May's premier professional Equity theatre, with the support of Sturdy Savings Bank, is offering big discounts this month at Cape May Stage by hosting two special matinees of theatre.  The theatre's production of Red, John Logan's Tony award-winning play about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, now playing at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, has scheduled a 'Pay What You Can' performance on November 5th followed by a half-price 'Senior Matinee' on November 12th.

On Saturday, November 5, theatre-goers are invited to attend a 'Pay What You Can' matinee performance at 3 p.m. The ticket amount paid is entirely at the discretion of the theatergoer (you decide the ticket price!) and is intended to draw those who are deterred by the traditionally higher prices. On Saturday, November 12, seniors, 62 and over, are invited to attend a 3 p.m. performance of Red at the discounted rate of $15 per ticket (that's 50% off regular box office prices). 'Senior Matinees' sell out very quickly, so reservations are a must!

Red chronicles tormented painter, Mark Rothko's (Roy Steinberg) two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naive young assistant (RJ Barnett), who must choose between appeasing his mentor—and changing the course of art history.  Set amid the swiftly changing cultural tide of the early 1960s, Red is a startling snapshot of a brilliant artist at the height of his fame; a play hailed as “intense and exciting” by the New York Times.

Cape May Stage encourages audiences to take advantage of these two upcoming special promotions.  Tickets for designated 'pay what you can' performances go on sale at the box office at 2:45 p.m. prior to a 3 p.m. curtain time on November 5.  Patrons may elect to pay anywhere from $1 to the normal ticket price of $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $15 students. Whatever tickets have not been sold for that performance will be 'pay what you can' and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Cash sales and exact change only. Seating for all 'pay what you can' performances is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

Red runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse located at the corner of Bank and Lafayette Streets (405 Lafayette) in downtown Cape May. The final public performance of the current run is at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 19th.

Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors (62+), and $15 students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre's website, This production contains inappropriate language.

Red is presented through the gracious support of the Saltwood House Bed & Breakfast and Hemingway's at the Grand Hotel. This season's sponsors include 410 Bank Street/Frescos, Exit Zero, CapeSCape, The Corner Cottage Apartments, Harry's Bar & Grille at the Montreal Inn, La Mer Beachfront Inn, Lucky Bones, Cape May Winery, and The Washington Inn.