“Outside Mullingar”

September 27, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 PM | Saturday & Sunday 3 PM

September 27 Best Value Preview
September 28 Official Opening Night with Party
October 21 Pay-What-You-Wish Matinee
October 27 Talk-Back
November 1 Best Value Night

Adult Tickets $40.00 | Senior Tickets $35.00 | Student & Military $24.00 |
Preview & Best Value Show $24.00| Opening Night $53.00
(all tickets have a $2.50 processing fee per ticket)

October 11-15 marks the first ever Cape May Theatre Week! We are proud to partner with other theatres and arts organizations in town and offer “Best Value” price tickets for the week. We hope to see you at the door!

This romantic comedy takes place in rural Ireland where an introverted farmer nearing his middle years is pursued by his neighbor who vows to have him at all costs. The play is poetic and funny and charming at the same time. John Patrick Shanley is the author of “Doubt” (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award) and the feature film “Moonstruck” (Academy Award). The New York Times said “Mr. Shanley’s lyrical writing…gives consistent pleasure.” It is the perfect play to celebrate the autumn in Cape May.



Daniel J. O’Donnell (Tony Reilly) is an Actor, Playwright, and Lawyer.  He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and also studied in London at LAMDA, and with the late great Stella Adler.  On stage, he has played lead roles in New York and regionally, including:  Jack Clitheroe in The Plough and the Stars, Peter Sloan in Light Up the Sky (NJSF); Bri in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Harry Roat in Wait Until Dark (Liberty Stage); Iago in Othello (Staten Island Shakespearean Theater); Joe in The Time of Your Life, Julian in Toys in the Attic (AADA); Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons (SICT).  His film and television work includes, Homicide, opposite Robin Williams (NBC), and Major League II with Charlie Sheen (Warner Brothers).  Time to Go, his first full-length play recently had a very well received, sold-out Reading at HB Playwrights Theater in NYC.

Chris Dolman (Anthony Reilly) returns for his 13th season at Cape May Stage (CMS). As an actor at CMS, Chris played “Bernard” in Boeing, Boeing, “Yvan” in Art , “Tom” in Dinner With Friends and “Boolie” in Driving Miss Daisy.  He has worked Off-Broadway, in regional theatre and on television. As a director at CMS, productions include last year’s Barefoot in the Park, and; Lend Me A Tenor, Red, DoubtTally’s Folly,  K2,  Last Train to NibrocThe Drawer Boy and Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and has directed professionally from Maine to Florida including the Off-Broadway World Premiere of Richard Hoehler’s “Fathers & Sons”.  Chris is on faculty at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at CUNY – Queens College where he teaches acting, directing and audition technique. He is an MFA graduate of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory of Professional Actor Training.  As Artistic Associate at CMS, Chris is proud of his long association with the theatre and the Cape May community.  He dedicates this performance to his dear mother, Eileen O’Keefe Dolman, who continues to connect him to his Irish roots.

Marlena Lustik (Aoife Muldoon) made her debut on Broadway in Foxy with Bert Lahr.  Other Broadway credits include Pousse Café and Days in the Trees.  Off Broadway she appeared in the original award-winning productions of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  Regional theatre credits include The Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House and the Kennedy Center working with artists like Kevin Spacey, David Straithorn, Peter Sellars, John Tillinger, Sada Thompson, Jan Maxwell and Colleen Dewhurst. She has done numerous commercials, and was nominated for a CLIO.  Television and film credits include Rodeo Red and the RunawayWith All Deliberate Speed, roles on Another World and One Life to Live and the cult films My Brother Has Problems and Times Square. Last season Marlena was Mrs. Banks in Barefoot in the Park. In previous seasons she has played Mrs. Gottlieb in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Silda in Other Desert Cities, Julia in Lend Me a Tenor, Berthe in Boeing Boeing, Lillian in I Hate Hamlet and Ouiser in Steel Magnolias.  Thrilled as always to be working with Roy Steinberg and thanks to my daughter Alexa for attempting to keep me sane when I am acting.

Annie Edgerton (Rosemary Muldoon) is thrilled to be here at Cape May Stage! Broadway/National Tours: Marge in Kinky Boots, Rosie in Mamma Mia!. Recent: Adriana in Comedy of Errors and Goneril in King Lear (Shakespeare on the Shoreline), Annie in The Bikinis (The Depot Theatre), Paulette in Legally Blonde, and Violet in 9 to 5 (Beef & Boards). Follow her on twitter @annieedgerton and instagram @annietheedge. Annie is the host of “Broadway Buzzed” on YouTube, and writes and teaches about wine as the WINE MINX™ @WineMinxAnnie. She is also on a quest to sing the National Anthem for all MLB teams — 24 of the 30 done so far! www.AnthemQuest.com. Proud AEA member.


Roy Steinberg (Director) is thankful to have been chosen Best Director in New Jersey 2016 for his production of Disgraced by broadwayworld.com. Roy has directed classical and contemporary plays as well as world premieres all over the United States.  He directed Ann Jackson, Kim Hunter, and Alvin Epstein in The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.  As a member of Circle Repertory Company, he developed and directed The Marriage Fool with Lynn Cohen and Farley Granger.  His production of Othello played at the Intar Theatre on Theatre Row in New York and he directed Joan Copeland in a new play called Second Summer for the Colleagues Theatre Company. He was the Artistic Director of Theatre Matrix in New York and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. He has directed touring companies of bilingual productions of Moliere’s The Miser and The Bourgeois Gentleman. As a Guest Artist he has directed college students throughout our nation in plays like American BuffaloOur TownThe Importance of Being Earnest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. Steinberg has also produced and directed film and television including Guiding LightOne Life To LiveDays Of Our LivesForensic Files, and Scandalous Art. He has four Emmy nominations for his work. He directed Jo Beth Williams in Life In General on strike.tv, which won five Spirit Awards. At Cape May Stage, Mr. Steinberg has directed SouvenirMoon Over BuffaloBlithe SpiritHow to Make a Rope SwingSay Goodnight GracieSocial SecurityVisiting Mr. GreenProofClassSteel MagnoliasThe UnderstudyI Hate HamletBoeing BoeingHappy DaysFreud’s Last SessionThe Santaland DiariesThe WoolgathererMistakes Were MadeThis Wonderful LifeThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the UniverseDead Man’s Cell PhoneDisgraced, and Buyer and Cellar. This season, Mr. Steinberg directs The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Gin Game, Outside Mullingar, and The Ultimate Christmas Show.  He also functions as the Producing Artistic Director. His proudest production is his daughter, Alexa Catherine.

Amy Hadam (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Cape May Stage this year! Amy has been stage managing all over the state of New Jersey for the last six years for many theatre companies such as Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre (Summit), Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven), Premiere Stages (Union), The Theater Project (Maplewood), Speranza Theatre Company (Jersey City), and Two River Theater Company (Red Bank). Amy graduated from Kean University in 2011 where she has earned her degree in Theatre Education in addition to receiving a K-12 Teacher Certification. When Amy is not stage managing she has been a dance and theatre teacher for George Street Playhouse, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Kinetic Kids, and for Pequannock Township High School. Amy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Cara M. Anderson (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be back for her second season at Cape May Stage. She is a proud alumna of University California, San Diego (MFA, Stage Management) and of Bethel University (BA, Theatre-Technical Design).  Cape May credits include: Red Hot Patriot; Mary, Mary; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Dead Man’s Cellphone; Trying; and A Cape May Christmas. Regional theatre credits include: Dr. King’s Dream and According to Coyote (PSM, Mixed Blood Theatre); His Girl Friday (SM Resident, La Jolla Playhouse); The Last Goodbye (SM Intern, The Old Globe); A Cool Drink A Water (SM Intern, Mixed Blood Theatre). UCSD theatre credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Elizabeth I, and Gas House Baby. Cara is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Spencer Potter (Set Design) is a Professor of Design and freelance costume/set designer working between the Western and Mid-Atlantic regions. Spencer’s design credits at Cape May Stage include: Buyer and Cellar, The Whipping Man, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life, Red Hot Patriot, Blithe Spirit, How to Make a Rope Swing, and assistant designer for Time Stands Still. Other design credits include: Costumes- The Roads to HomeDie FledermausThe Odd Couple, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Scenery – Singin’ in The Rain, Noises Off, And Then There Were None, Tons of Money, The Woman in Black and Steel Magnolias. In the past, Spencer has also worked as Cape May Stage’s Production Manager/Technical Director and as the Resident Intern Program Coordinator. Many thanks to Roy, Marlena, and Shawn, and Michael.

Sera Bourgeau (Costume Design) is thrilled to be making her Cape May Stage design debut with Outside Mullingar! While always a Cape May local at heart, Sera has spent the better part of the last decade designing and working at theatres all over the country. Recent designs include Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (World Premiere, Adirondack Theatre Festival – ATF), Knights of the Sales Office (ATF), Boy in the Bathroom (ATF), Glitches in Reality (World Premiere, ATF), Nickel Mines (Off Broadway New York Musical Theatre Festival), Turn of the Screw (Theater at Monmouth), Woyzeck (University of California, Irvine – UCI), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (UCI), Nickel Mines (World Premiere, UCI), Still Life With Iris (Long Wharf Theatre), Tellin’ Tales (Little Red Wagon Tour Co), Memory of Water (University of New Hampshire), and Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? (HCAF Point Theatre). MFA: University of California, Irvine. BA: University of New Hampshire.

Jeff Greenberg (Lighting Design) recently returned from the Texas Shakespeare Festival where he designed Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Cyrano deBergerac, and The Marvelous Wondrettes. Other recent credits include Savion Glover’s Dance HoLiDaY SPeCTaCULaR; Grease at the Eldorado in Reno, NV; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (National Tour); Man of LaMancha starring John Davidson, Titanic the Musical (National Tour); and In the Mood (National Tour). Other credits include the world premiere of Starry Messenger at Theater for the New City; The Sea Gull at Montclair State University; On Your Toes, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, Lady Be Good, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Stand By Your Man, It’s Only a Play, Dial M for Murder, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Surflight Theatre; The Odd Couple, Clue the Musical, and Oklahoma at the Allenberry Playhouse; and the world premiere musical A Girl Called Dusty at the Provincetown Repertory Theatre.  He has been nominated for a Vivian Robinson/Audelco award for outstanding lighting design. He has an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Brandeis University, and a BFA in Technical Theatre from Ithaca College.

Mary Kate Smyser (Sound Design) is excited to be joining Cape May Stage for this season as the Sound Designer. A recent graduate of Temple University’s Theater Department, her regional credits include: Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer), Hetty Feather (Delaware Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer and Sound Engineer), Hillary and Clinton (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), The Secret Garden (The Arden Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), A Christmas Carol (Delaware Theatre Company – Sound Engineer). Thank you to Leslie Martel and Cape May Stage for the opportunity to join you this season.

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