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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Connects with Cape May Stage - Offers Vehicle Package to Delaware Customers to See Special Matinee Performance

By Cape May-Lewes Ferry | Dec 23, 2013
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(Cape May, NJ)  In Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” the life events of Ebenezer Scrooge are well documented… but what ever happened to Jacob Marley?  The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has joined with Cape May Stage to offer Delaware residents a special package to see the Theatre Company’s production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.”  The package, which includes round- trip ferry passage and tickets to the matinee show, is available on select weekends from November 29 and December 29. 

“Cape May Stage is a regional treasure, offering first class productions in a unique, cozy setting,” said Jennifer Shivers, customer service manager for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry.  “We are excited to be able to partner with them to offer a great deal so that our Delaware customers can experience this story from another perspective.”  Shivers noted that Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse is located at Bank and Lafayette Streets in Cape May.  The matinee performance begins at 3:00 p.m.

“We hope our neighbors from Delaware have the opportunity to experience the professional theatre that the residents of South Jersey have known for 25 years.” said Alicia Grasso, Cape May Stage Marketing Director.

The package is available on the following weekend dates:  November 30 and December 1; December 21-22; December 28-29.   Delaware customers may take either the 9:15 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. departures from the Lewes and return on the 6:00 p.m. vessel leaving Cape May.  The package cost, which includes round trip ferry passage and tickets to the show, is $67.50 for the driver and vehicle; $31.50 for each additional adult; and $18.50 for children and students. 

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a fascinating production.  Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned for all eternity; however, when a malicious little evil sprite offers a desperate Marley one chance to free himself, he accepts.  To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge.  So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal. This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens' classic with warmth and infectious zest.  This thrilling performance is sure to become a holiday classic for generations to come!

The play is 2 hours, including intermission, and is not recommended for children under 5.  For reservations or more information, please contact the Ferry’s Guest Services Center at 800 643-3779. 

About Cape May Stage

Cape May Stage is southern New Jersey’s premiere professional theatre, celebrating 25-years of artistic excellence.  A modern performance space housed within a historic building, Cape May Stage produces six mainstage shows each season, along with second stage events featuring Broadway and Hollywood performers.  The theatre’s educational offerings include audience talkbacks, a published StageNotes Guide to every show, children’s theatre camps, and a Resident Intern Company that attracts recent college graduates from all over the country for a season of intensive, hands-on learning and work.  The National Playwrights’ Symposium, presented each spring by the theatre, attracts award-winning playwrights and aspiring playwrights to Cape May.  A favorite among locals and tourists, Cape May Stage’s reputation for artistic excellence in a relaxed setting has earned it many awards in the region. 

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962.  The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 40 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.  For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779.  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.

 

 

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