East Lynne Theater Company presents: Within The Law

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East Lynne Theater Company presents: Within The Law

September 17th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014
The First Presbyterian Church
500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ 08204

Event Description

This Broadway sensation, opening in 1912 at the Eltinge Theatre, ran for two years, closing in 1914.  It was the most popular play to hit NYC in ten years, and 100 years later, ELTC brings this drama, comedy, romance, and mystery all rolled into one hit, to Cape May. The plot involves a sales clerk being falsely accused of shoplifting. After her prison term, she learns how to fight society and wealth with their own weapons, so she can seek revenge on those who wronged her by staying just "within the law."

This was familiar territory for playwright Bayard Veiller, who grew up poor in Brooklyn and spent many years as a police reporter before becoming a success playwright. "Within the Law" was adapted into three successful films and a teleplay in the 1950s. It was last on Broadway as a limited run in 1928: part of a revived-play series.

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