“You counted up yesterday what number of there’d be, and also you mentioned twelve, so I set the desk for twelve,” mentioned Pauline.
“Effectively, I do not see how I made such a blunder,” her mom replied. “There are solely eleven of us, in spite of everything.”
“It is a signal someone’s comin’,” mentioned Pauline.
Thus, begins the eerie story of “The Twelfth Visitor” by Mary Wilkins Freeman, wherein a wierd younger girl seems instantly for Christmas dinner, and stays awhile.
This story is certainly one of two which are carried out on the “Ghosts of Christmas Previous Trolley Rides,” co-sponsored by Cape May MAC and the award-winning Fairness skilled East Lynne Theater Company. The opposite ghostly story is “Outdated Applejoy’s Ghost” by Frank R. Stockton, wherein a jolly spirit convinces his grand-niece to steer her uncle to have a good time Christmas within the mansion the way in which wherein it was celebrated. The tales had been tailored for storytelling by ELTC’s inventive director Gayle Stahlhuth.
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Pay attention to those traditional American ghost tales, memorized, not learn, instructed in a darkish trolley, whereas the twinkling lights of the superbly adorned houses and streets are seen by means of the home windows. This well-liked pastime has been working since 2007.
Many of the “spirited” thirty-minute rides start and finish on the Washington Road Mall Info Sales space. Tickets are solely $25 for adults and $15 for kids, ages 3-12. Performances run on numerous days from November 19 by means of December 26.
Like final yr, the superbly costumed storyteller is Susan Tischler who has carried out in a number of ELTC performs together with “Sherlock Holmes’ Journey of the Speckled Band” and “Useful Hints,” that she tailored from Mae Savell Croy’s “Putnam’s Family Handbook.” She was chosen to carry out one other of her one-person reveals, “Tao of Tisch,” at The Ladies’s Theatre Comedy Showcase in Parsippany, NJ in 2019. For a number of years, she’s co-produced “Barry’s Christmas Opry,” wherein she portrays Minnie Pearl. Proceeds from the “Opry” go to the West Cape Might Christmas Parade.
Reservations are strongly steered and could be made by calling Cape Might MAC at 609-884-5404. If tickets can be found the day of the trolley experience, they are going to be offered on the Washington Road Mall Info Sales space.
In the meantime on the mainstage at ELTC, it’s “Christmas with Harte and O. Henry” tailored and carried out by Gayle Stahlhuth, working November 26 and 27, and December 5, 9, 10, and 11 at 8:00pm, with two matinees on Saturdays November 27 and December 11 at 2:00pm. For data and reservations name 609-884-5898 or go to eastlynnetheater.org.
Picture of Susan Tischler, performer for ELTC’s and MAC’s “Ghosts of Christmas Previous Trolley Rides” Picture Credit score: Gayle Stahlhuth.