New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 86

On Stage: Theatre Will Rogers’ U.S.A. East Lynne Theater Company, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May In 1970, Will Rogers’ U.S.A. was conceived and produced by George Spota, with James Whitmore playing Rogers. It was adapted and originally directed by Paul Shyre. The script is not published and took ELTC’s artis- tic director Gayle Stahlhuth, sev- eral months to track it down. NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 “There’s no trick to being a hu- morist when you have the whole government working for you,” said Will Rogers. Directed by Gayle Stahlhuth and starring Tom Byrn, East Lynne Theater presents Will Rogers’ U.S.A. from June 14 through July 22. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 86