Cape May Stage Kicks Off Summer Season
Cape May Stage, a premier professional not-for-profit Equity theatre, is focused on yet another captivating, record-breaking season. The 2019 season opens May 22nd with Heisenberg by Simon Stephens. One of the most produced plays in the U.S. in 2018, Heisenberg is a funny and surprising play about a chance encounter between a reserved, Irish older gentleman and a rowdy, younger woman from New Jersey who slingshots herself into his life. Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game.
Directing Heisenberg is Award-winning director, actor, and Producing Artistic Director Roy Steinberg. Steinberg says “ Cape May Stage aspires to entertain you while you are provoked with new experiences.” “Heisenberg is an unpredictable witty romantic play that is the perfect way to launch our season because our theme for the 2019 is the element of surprise.”
Making his Cape May Stage debut playing Alex, an inhibited, retirement-age Irishman is Beau Allen. Beau has been on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Two Gentlemen Of Verona, and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. He played Shredder in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour at Radio City Music Hall before touring internationally. Beau recently played Off-Broadway in the premier of a Tennessee Williams’ one act play The Recluse And His Guest, one of two one acts presented as Tennessee Williams, 1982.
Playing Georgie, an unreliable self-dramatizer, is Broadway veteran, Rita Rehn. Her credits include Tony Award winning Nine, A Chorus Line, and Royal Family. She has shared the staged in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife with Valerie Harper and with Jo Beth Williams in Marsha Norman's Last Dance. She has received Best Actress, NJ Theatre Critics for her role in As Bees In Honey Drown And Best Featured Actress, NJ Theatre Critics for The World Goes Round.
Heisenberg runs May 22-June 21. There will be a Talk-Back on June 14th. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
Opening on June 27th with a Preview Night on June 26th is Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, directed by Roy Steinberg. Sylvia is the story of empty nesters Greg and Kate who have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs, ready for the next chapter of their lives. However, life has a way of giving you what you think you don't want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Sylvia will feature Kate Berg as Sylvia, Michael Scott as Greg, Kate McCauley Hathaway as Kate, and playing Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie is Andy Prosky. Sylvia runs June 26-August 2nd, Tuesday-Sunday at 8 PM.
For ticket information visit capemaystage.org or call the box office at 609-770-8311.