New Jersey Stage

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cape May Stage: Helping to Build a Better Community By Fighting Hunger

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The spirit of giving continues throughout the holiday season at Cape May Stage's Robert Shackleton Playhouse. In November, Cape May Stage offered patrons holiday discounts on theatre tickets to their recent production of John Logan's RED in exchange for donated food items for the Community Food Closet of Cape May, which serves families in need in Cape May. "Patron generosity has been overwhelming," said Alicia Grasso, Cape May Stage's marketing director. "The Community Food Closet does an outstanding job providing food and support to Cape May families and we're honored to participate in their efforts."

Cape May Stage employees delivered all donated items and contributed funds to the Food Closet just before Thanksgiving.   With terrific results, the Equity theatre company will extend the food drive during "This Wonderful Life," their final production of the 2011 season.  From November 26 through December 31, patrons can bring two non-perishable items to the box office and get a ticket for $15, or bring three items and get a ticket for $10 to see the show.  The Food Closet is specifically requesting laundry detergent, small jars of jelly, small cans of soup, peanut butter, coffee, and boxed pasta. 

"Our patrons have generous hearts.  So, it's no surprise to me that they rallied behind the food drive," said Grasso.   "We're thrilled to keep it going throughout the holiday season."  For further details, please visit capemaystage.org or call (609) 884-1341.