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in town in which locals , 2nd home owners , and tourists can enjoy . Some of our “ Tales ” audience drive in from Philadelphia , Cherry Hill , Vineland , and Egg Harbor Township , just to see “ Tales ,” have dinner in Cape May , and then drive home . We ’ re moving our “ Poe by Candlelight ” outside on Saturday , October 24 , too . I even figured out how to have our Summer Student Workshop . Usually it ’ s a dozen students , and 27 hours of rehearsal for a full production . I moved it outside , for 6 students , for 4 hours and choreographed a “ Pandemic Ballet ” using yardsticks and students wore masks - as did the 30 audience members . We ’ ve been doing virtual as well , aside from “ Tales ” on YouTube . In July , it was “ Historic Spout Offs ” with a cast of 9 performing from 6 different locations via Zoom . In August , Lee and I filmed a reading , in costume , of “ Not Above a Whisper .” In September , we ’ re offering a one-person play about Victoria Woodhull , written and performed by Emma Palzere- Rae , to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment . In October and November , it ’ s “ Nothing Matters .” Then , we ’ ll have a virtual holiday show in November - December . It will be several of us reading our favorite Christmas stories , filmed , at The First Presbyterian Church where we usually perform . I ’ ve never been so busy running this company . All the changes and the unknown and moving forward . Not easy during a pandemic .

in town in which locals , 2nd home owners , and tourists can enjoy . Some of our “ Tales ” audience drive in from Philadelphia , Cherry Hill , Vineland , and Egg Harbor Township , just to see “ Tales ,” have dinner in Cape May , and then drive home . We ’ re moving our “ Poe by Candlelight ” outside on Saturday , October 24 , too . I even figured out how to have our Summer Student Workshop . Usually it ’ s a dozen students , and 27 hours of rehearsal for a full production . I moved it outside , for 6 students , for 4 hours and choreographed a “ Pandemic Ballet ” using yardsticks and students wore masks - as did the 30 audience members . We ’ ve been doing virtual as well , aside from “ Tales ” on YouTube . In July , it was “ Historic Spout Offs ” with a cast of 9 performing from 6 different locations via Zoom . In August , Lee and I filmed a reading , in costume , of “ Not Above a Whisper .” In September , we ’ re offering a one-person play about Victoria Woodhull , written and performed by Emma Palzere- Rae , to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment . In October and November , it ’ s “ Nothing Matters .” Then , we ’ ll have a virtual holiday show in November - December . It will be several of us reading our favorite Christmas stories , filmed , at The First Presbyterian Church where we usually perform . I ’ ve never been so busy running this company . All the changes and the unknown and moving forward . Not easy during a pandemic .

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