The Shuck

By Shawn Fisher

Directed by Roy Steinberg

September 19 – November 9        

Wednesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm | Saturdays & Sundays 3pm

Constance has spent her life on the deck of a workboat. When her troubled son is lost at sea, and her long-lost daughter suddenly decides to visit, she is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke it apart so many years ago. A world premier by a Cape May County native.

Age Guide: 16+

September 19th         Best Value Preview

September 20th         Official Opening with Party

October 7th               Best Value

October 21st             Pay-What-You-Wish

Show Sponsor: The Harrison

Opening Night

Join us on Opening Night at 6 PM in the courtyard for a special Pre-Opening Celebration Provided by Cape May Salt Oyster Company.

Indulged in the finest Oysters, enjoy a cash wine bar and mingle with the director, Roy Steinberg and playwright Shawn Fisher, as well as other distinguished guests

After the performance join cast and crew at Harry’s Bar & Grille for our Post-Opening Celebration with passed trays of delicious finger foods and a full cash bar.

Cape May’s 2nd Annual Theater Week


EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY’S SPECIAL FOR SILENT SKY: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, September 28-29: 50 tickets each for
both ​nights are available through our ticketing service Ticketleap, for $20 + $1.50 service fee (tickets usually $35).
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CAPE MAY STAGE’S SPECIAL FOR THE SHUCK: Wednesday-Saturday at 7: 30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM.
All tickets are $25 + $2.50 service fee (tickets usually $40) for all performances.

AERODROME’S SPECIAL FOR MEET THE LOCALS: Saturday at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
All tickets $10 for all performances (tickets usually $20).


Kim Zimmer (Constance)

Kim Zimmer is thrilled to be making her debut at Cape May Stage! She’s best known for her portrayal of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light, where she received four Lead Actress Emmys. When the show ended its run in 2009, Kim returned to her first love, live theater! After appearing on Off-Broadway stages in Four Dogs And a Bone, Love Letters with Alec Baldwin, and Love, Loss and What I Wore, Kim then toured with Broadway’s Wicked in the 1st National Tour for 22 months. She now enjoys exploring the many wonderful regional theaters across the country. Some of her favorite Regional credits include Blood Brothers, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Curtains, Shirley Valentine, and Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods. Her best summer ever was spent last year playing 4 fabulously delicious female characters! Kate in Broadway Bound, Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and Maude in Bakersfield Mist, in 4 different states. Other television credits include Seinfeld, Designing Women, Models, Inc., MacGyver, One Life to Live, The Doctors, and Santa Barbara. Film credits include 23 Blast, Body Heat, Freshmen Father, Keeping Secrets and Trench Coat in Paradise. Married to A.C. Weary for thirty-seven years, they have produced three beautiful and successful children, Rachel, Max & Jake and can now add their first grandchild to the list, Vincent Allen.

Bill Tatum (Anthony)

Bill has been a New York actor and proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for 45 years. He previously appeared on this stage in Moon Over Buffalo and Mary, Mary. This past winter he appeared in In White America, which was a top ten in Deadline. Elsewhere in the city, Court Marshall At Fort Devins  (New Federal Theatre), The Chosen Wife (Altered Stages), Jeffery Sweet’s Bluff (78thStreet Theatre Lab), Who Killed Jonny Hanson (ATA, Jean Dalrymple Award), Angel Wings by Murray Schisgal (Neighborhood Playhouse), The Last Girl Singer by Deborah Grace Winer (Woman’s Project), Stormbound and Fair Weather Friends (Playwrights Horizons). Bill has worked 18 seasons at the Oldcastle Theatre in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Odd Couple, Night And Her Stars, Sherlock Holmes. Knights Gambit, City Of Conversation, and many more. Also in Vermont, The Subject was Roses and Sylvia ( Dorset Theatre). .His TV appearances Include As The World Turns, Law and Order, The Office Party and On the Water.

Kyra Adams (Gail)

Kyra is thrilled to be making her Cape May Stage debut! A recent graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Cape May local, Kyra is honored to be working on this wonderful play in the town she was raised in. Some favorite past credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie), Hades & Gahenna (Yael), Assassins (Squeaky), and Bare: A Pop Opera (Claire). TV: HBO’s The Deuce. Many thanks to Roy, Shawn and the entire Cape May Stage family for this incredible experience, and of course to Mom, Dad, and Gabby who are the greatest support system a girl could ask for. Keep up-to-date with Kyra on her website and on Instagram! IG: @kyraadams

Shawn Fisher (Playwright)

Shawn Fisher’s original plays include DO NOT HIT GOLF BALLS INTO MEXICO, HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING, SCOPE, THE CROW SONG, FEAR NOT BEASTS OF SAND, THE (OBSOLETE) UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS, and STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER among others. He won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and was a two-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award and the Stavis Playwriting Award. He was a national finalist for the Osborn New Play Award, the Nuestras Voces Award, and the David M. Cohen Playwriting Awards. His work has been produced or had staged-readings at Cape May Stage, the Spanish Repertory Theatre (Off-B’way), the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Urban Stages (Off-B’way), and Salt Lake Acting Company, among others. He is the Director of the National Playwrights Symposium at Cape May Stage, which he co-founded with Producing Artistic Director Roy Steinberg. Shawn has also designed, directed, or produced over 125 productions throughout the country. He holds an MFA from Brandeis University and serves as a Professor and Head of Graduate Studies in Theatre at Utah State University.