Creative Community in Cape May

The creative community in Cape May is one of my favorite aspects of our town. I am a big promoter of the music scene here, especially the singer-songwriters and the open mike nights at the Mad Batter. When I heard Iraisa Ann Reilly was performing at Cape May stage on Monday night it revealed the depth of the creative community in Cape May.


If you’ve taken the entertaining history tour of Congress Hall, you’ve probably met Iraisa,  since she wrote the script for the tour and performs it, playing the character of Annie Knight, who owned Congress Hall at the start of last century.

Cape May Stage is presenting a special, one-time-only evening of new short play readings from Cape May’s own actress and playwright, Iraisa Ann Reilly. Reilly has graced Cape May Stage in recent years, including playing Edith in Blithe Spirit in 2014. The evening, called On the Flip Side, unfolds May 2 at 7:30, and it’s pay-what-you-wish.

This staged reading presents ten minute plays about hipsters who don’t know how to use a record player, marathon runners who pass out at mile 22, facebook dating faux pas, trying to find a job on the boardwalk, and a whole lot more. “On The Flipside” connects Side A and Side B and will have you listening the whole way through, without skipping any tracks. Written By Iraisa Ann Reilly.

Here’s a look at the titles:
Not 21 Yet
La Reina Del Bronx
The Marathon
Tom Petty

The Heartbreakers
The Marathon Prologue
Ascending the Throne
Tommy John’s Couldn’t Fix it
A Good Sound

Many Plays were written and developed in Arlene Hutton’s Playwrighting class at the Barrow Group in New York City. Iraisa is also excited to be producing a play called One Day Old for the Philly fringe festival



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