Readings at CMS
Readings at Cape May Stage:
Cape May Stage is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences by producing fresh visions of classics, well-known contemporary plays, and new works. Don’t miss our popular “Readings Series” with local artists, actors, and storytellers.
By Stephen Larsen/ Directed by Roy Steinberg
Performance Date: Monday, June 22 at 7:00 PM
To celebrate the opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May, Cape May Stage is proud to present a reading of Other Side of the Jordan.
While many know Harriet Tubman as the “Moses of her people,” few know that Cape May played an integral part in Tubman’s life. This play explores how Tubman became one of the most known conductors of the Underground Railroad while working in Cape May during the summers to pay for her winter abolitionist plans. The play also gives a fascinating look at what life was like in Cape May in 1851 and highlights several other well known abolitionists of the time.
Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will be donated to the Harriet Tubman Museum.
Please be advised:
Other Side of the Jordan contains language including some racial epithets that are true to the period that the play depicts. Such language is not acceptable in modern discourse. Cape May Stage wishes to present this play as it is meant to be performed but does not condone or support the language used in this play.
By Kenneth Jones/Directed by Mitchell Malnati
Performance Date June 8th
Constance has just lost her husband after 60 years of marriage. But his sudden death isn’t the only grief inside her as she prepares for his wake at the southwest Florida home that they shared. The sting of losing her son, Henry, to HIV/AIDS 15 years earlier is aroused again with the arrival of a stranger at her home: Henry’s partner, also named Henry, has come to express his condolences — and to make a connection with the mother-in-law he never knew, in a place where he was not previously welcomed.All readings are Pay-What-You-Wish and do not require reservations. You may reserve your seats online by giving a donation. Just follow the link for more information on all the readings and how to reserve your seats today. Doors open 30 minutes before the reading.