East Lynne Theater Co. receives tourism grant

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Grace Wright, Mark Edward Lang, Thomas Raniszewski, Fred Velde, Shelley McPherson and James Rana in East Lynne Theater Company's Gayle Stahlhuth/ Grace Wright, Mark Edward Lang, Thomas Raniszewski, Fred Velde, Shelley McPherson and James Rana in East Lynne Theater Company's

CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) will receive a $14,400 Cooperative Marketing Grant sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State’s Division of Travel and Tourism based on the scores of an independent evaluation and funding review committee that studied ELTC's application and marketing plan.

This is the sixth year in a row that ELTC has received this grant. It will be used for advertising, according to the theater company.

Aside from placing ads and articles in magazines and newspapers outside of South Jersey, ELTC actively pursues performance possibilities beyond state boarders. Funding for these productions comes from the organizations sponsoring ELTC's touring shows and specific grants received by ELTC for touring only.

Since last April, over 3,000 people attended 43 ELTC performances in Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and five counties in New Jersey: Bergen, Ocean, Passaic, Morris, and Union. Shows included "Someone Must Wash the Dishes," "Victorian Magic," "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Norwood Builder," and "Eve's Diary."

Upcoming tours include "Paul Robeson" at the Newark PAC on Saturday, March 9, and plans are in the works for the show to tour Siberia later the same month. "Victorian Magic" goes to a library in Manahawkin on Saturday, March 30. Next October, ELTC returns to the Ocean Professional Theatre Company with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which makes its world premiere in Cape May in July.

ELTC has been performing throughout the United States since 1980 at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Norwood Builder," ELTC's radio-style production, is there on March 15 and 16, and then the Summer/Fall Mainstage Season starts up on June 19 with "Lost on the Natchez Trace," a New Jersey premiere about slavery, chosen in part to honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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