Monday Night Series

In addition to our Broadway Series, we have Monday night events for families and for adults.




May 2, 2016, 7:30 pm. On the Flip side: A night of new works 
flip sideJoin us for a night of new works from local playwright Iraisa Ann Reilly. This staged reading presents ten plays about hipsters who don’t know how to use a record player, marathon runners who pass out at mile 22, Facebook dating faux pas, trying to find a job on the Boardwalk, and a whole lot more. On the Flipside connects side A and side B and will have you listening all the way through, without skipping any tracks. Pay-what-you-wish.

June 6, 2016, 8 pm.  East meets West: A Night of Song and Story

image1Emily and Michael Graham make their Cape May Stage debut with a unique form of Indian devotional music called Kirtan.  Kirtan music has ancient origins and modern applications and is said to be medicine for the soul.  With the structure of past (yogic) and present (western) sciences, the mysticism of ancient story and the power of music they create an environment for all to feel full of wisdom, spirit and joy.

Emily is a musical theater graduate from Carnegie Mellon. After two trips to India she combined ancient wisdom with her greatest instrument, her voice, to truly create an experience like no other for the listener. Accompanied by her partner Michael on drums, they combine their talents to touch the hearts of the audience.



June 13, 2016, 8 pm. Rock & Hark: An American Duo 
M10563 AR Rock & HarkAbigail Rockwell (ROCK) and Sean Harkness (HARK) continue to debut their unique duo, this time at the enchanting Cape May Stage. Harkness, a versatile and exciting guitarist, combines forces with singer/songwriter Rockwell, granddaughter of American illustrator, Norman Rockwell.
Expect the unpredictable. An original ROCK & HARK tune. A fresh tango. Standards with a twist. One wildcard tune in each set. Their credo: “No rules, no ‘shoulds’, no dress code – just distinctive melodies with magical mojo thrown in for good measure.”



July 11, 2016, 8pm: What You Will

In remembrance of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare death. Join our Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg and Marlena Lustik and experience Shakespeare’s insults, sonnets, comic and romantic scenes and some music as well.


August 29, 2016, 8pm: The God Box, A Daughter’s Story

Hands onBased on her New York Times bestseller of the same name, actor and writer Mary Lou Quinlan performs this one woman show. An overachieving daughter, devastated after the sudden loss of her mother, makes a startling discovery: private boxes of notes written by the very hand that slipped away. These secret petitions, placed inside her mother’s God Box, lure Mary Lou onto an emotional roller-coaster, ricocheting from grief to laughter to the greatest human challenge: learning to let go. A book signing will follow the show which is hosted by the McCauley and Hathaway families and proceeds from the night go to benefit PRISMS, Parents and Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome in honor of Christy McCauley. Ticket information coming soon.

September 5, 2016, 8pm:  Reading of “The Guys” by Anne Nelson
The GuysCommemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11th.  This is a play about a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.  All proceeds from this PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH night go to benefit the UFA Widows and Children’s fund. Directed by David Newer. **Pictured at left are actors Michael Basile and S. Quincy Beard with playwright Anne Nelson (center)**

September 19, 2016: Reading of “So When Are You Leaving” by Sheila Rinear
Maggie Dunleavy summons her lovably dysfunctional family to celebrate her 75th birthday. When the family gathers, so do their resentments and suspicions of each other’s motivations in showing up. Through a series of hilarious encounters and logic-defying strategies, they all discover why they are really there and what they need to do…hopefully without bungling it too badly. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. 7:30pm.

October 3, 2016: Screening of “All the Difference” a film by Wes Moore, Joy Thomas Moore, Tod Lending
Join us for the PBS/POV Documentary about two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Following the film there will be a short talk-back with Dr. Marcia Young-Cantarella, author of The All the Difference College Bound Handbook and Facilitator’s Guide & I Can Finish College, and daughter of Civil Rights leader Whitney Young Jr. Hosted by Christine Petrik-Green and David Green, Co-sponsored by Cape May Stage and The Cape May Film Society. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. 7:00pm.

October 24, 2016: Reading of “The Private and Public Life of King Able” by Raymond Keen

A clever, creepy drama about paranoia and control. King Able is the nominal ruler of his kingdom, but it’s unclear how much power he actually possesses.  In this minimalist three-scene play Keen manages to pack an impressive amount of tension and implication, leaving audiences to wonder who’s really pulling the strings? Roy Steinberg, artistic director of Cape May Stage will be reading the part of King Able.  Directly following the reading there will be a talk-back and a reception at The Merion Inn, hosted by Victor Keen, Jeanne Ruddy, and Vicki Watson. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. 7:30pm.

November 14, 2016: Reading of “Exorcism: A Play in One Act” by Eugene O’Neill
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Provincetown Playhouse. This long thought lost play from an American master, deals with two down-at-the-heels chums living together in a tawdry New York rooming house in 1912 as they struggle with family, with self and with misery and booze. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. 7:30pm.