Reading Series

Cape May Stage Reading Series

Cape May Stage presents our 2024 Reading Series at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. We invite you to attend these free events that showcase new and interesting works on our stage. Donations are accepted. 

IN PERSON READING

National Playwright Symposium Reading

Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm

In-Person Reading at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse
No Tickets Required – Free to Attend – Donations Accepted

The National Playwrights Symposium was created by Roy Steinberg and Shawn Fisher to bring Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwrights to work with mid-career writers each May in Cape May.  The readings of work will be creations that did not exist prior to the week-long event.  Sometimes, the readings you will hear were written that morning.  It is a stunning and exciting event.

Written by: Various Playwrights
Directed by: Roy Steinberg

IN PERSON READING

Tru

Monday, June 24, at 7 pm

In-Person Reading at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse
No Tickets Required – Free to Attend – Donations Accepted

Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, Tru takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975. An excerpt from Capote’s infamous novel Answered Prayers has recently been published in Esquire and the author’s friends, recognizing the characters as thinly veiled versions of themselves, have turned their back on the man they once considered a close confidant. Special PRIDE Month Event.

Written by: Jay Presson Allen
Directed by: Roy Steinberg

IN PERSON READING

Native Gardens

Monday, October 7, at 7 pm

In-Person Reading at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse
No Tickets Required – Free to Attend – Donations Accepted

You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant hot button comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

Written by: Karen Zacarias
Directed by: Roy Steinberg

To see the complete 2024 season schedule for all Cape May Stage events, just click on the “2024 Season Schedule” button below. 

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