Cape May Stage presents ‘Danger: Stay Away!’

Throughout the months of September, October and November, Cape May Stage will be presenting “Danger: Stay Away,” a series of staged readings meant for mature theatregoers.

How do famous parents deal with having a transgender child? What happens when a couple’s sexual games go too far? What happens when a man with two lovers must choose only one? What is it like to battle addiction in its many forms?

These staged readings are designed to stimulate, provoke, challenge, and most of all, make you walk away from the theater with a broader understanding of the human condition. The next reading, “The Lover,” by Harold Pinter, takes place Monday, Sept. 23, and explores a married couple's sexual role-playing and how is begins to destroy their psyches. Various readings will take place through Nov. 20.

All performances take place at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, located at the corner of Lafayette and Bank Streets in downtown Cape May. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are pay what you can — you decide how much theater is worth to you. Some plays contain mature content and are not appropriate for all audiences. Call 609-770-8311 or go to

Cape May Stage presents ‘Freud’s Last Session’

Two great minds come together to explore the existence of God and the meaning of life in Mark St. Germain's “Freud’s Last Session,” opening 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cape May Stage.

The show centers on psychologist Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis, who meet one day in 1939 in Freud’s London flat and come together in an electrifying conversation about God, love and the meaning of life. A thought-provoking play, “Freud’s Last Session” engages with controversial topics that resonate long after the show ends. Artistic Director Roy Steinberg produces the show.

The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, located on the corner of Lafayette and Bank streets in downtown Cape May. Performances are at 8 p.m. and occur Tuesdays through Sundays.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 seniors 62 and older and $15 for students. A special half-price senior night will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a $25 anniversary matinee will occur 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Call the box office at 609-770-8311 or go to

East Lynne Theater Company presents ‘The Late Christopher Bean’

The East Lynne Theater Company continues its 33rd season into the fall with the Broadway hit “The Late Christopher Bean,” a comedy written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sidney Howard.

After his death, Christopher Bean is heralded as a great artist, and the art world now wants his work. But did a New England family destroy his paintings, misplace them or hide them?

“The Late Christopher Bean” runs 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 13, plus 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. There is no show on Wednesday, Oct. 9. On Friday, Sept. 27, there will be an after-show Q&A with the cast and crew.

Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for seniors 62 and older and $15 for full-time students. Children 12 and younger are free. All shows take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, where ELTC is in residence. Call 609-884-5898 or go to

‘Lombardi’ comes to Eagle Theatre

“Lombardi” was a hit when it arrived on Broadway in 2010 with its story of pride and perseverance. Now, the Eagle Theatre is one of the first professional theaters in America to produce “Lombardi” since it closed on Broadway, with shows running through Oct. 12.

Set during one week in the 1965 NFL season, “Lombardi” tells of coach Vincent Lombardi’s efforts to get the Green Bay Packers to the championship. The story develops as a “Look Magazine” reporter follows the prolific coach in the hope of finding out what makes Lombardi win.

Lombardi premieres at the Eagle Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and will run through Oct. 12, with 8 p.m. performances Sept. 21, 26, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, plus 3 p.m. matinees Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for front rows.

The Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Call 609-704-5012 or go to