• East Lynne Theater Co. presents "A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES", 9/20-10/14

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    Name: East Lynne Theater Co. presents "A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES", 9/20-10/14
    Date: October 13, 2017
    Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    "If someone in the year 1916 told me that in 1917 I'd be in the army, I would have thought him insane," said Charles Edward Dilkes (1887-1968). Meet Sargent Dilkes, poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), pilot Kenneth Russell Unger (1898-1979), nurse Amabel Scharff Roberts (1891-1918), "Hello Girl" Grace Banker (1892-1960) and other Americans who went to Europe when the United Stated entered World War I a hundred years ago. A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES is a world premiere based on Dilkes' book Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War, and other historical accounts. Charles Edward Dilkes was born in Philadelphia, but spent the rest of his life in New Jersey after the war. Live music from the period is performed throughout.

    The script for this world premiere, written by James Rana and developed with Gayle Stahlhuth, was commissioned by the New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Gayle Stahlhuth is directing the full two-act production in Cape May.

    The first staged reading of a one-hour version of TRENCHES was at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ, sponsored by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival. On April 28, another reading was at the Ocean County Public Library in Toms River, NJ, sponsored by the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Additional readings are planned for McGuire Air Force Base/Fort Dix, a location in Trenton TBD, and Ocean County Community College. The staged-reading version was directed by Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre.

    500 Hughes Street (& Decatur) at the historical First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, NJ  08204
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 20 to Oct. 14, 8 PM except these special dates and times:
    No show Wed. Oct. 4;
    Show on Sun. Oct. 8 at 7:30pm;
    Wed. Oct. 11 a 2:00 matinee with no evening show.

    Fri., Sept. 29:  After-show Q & A
    Thurs., Oct. 12: Co-Sponsored with Cape May Forum, the evening also offers a dinner at a restaurant (TBD) and an after-show Q & A. For this dinner /show special, contact the Forum at 609-770-2626 or visit www.capemayforum.org. Regular ELTC tickets also available.
    Contact Information:
    $32 general;  $27 seniors;  $17 for full-time students & military/veterans;  Ages 12 and under are free.
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