CAT Theatre News

CAT Theatre Announces Directors for 53rd Season

The CAT Theatre Board of Directors has chosen the following directors to helm our 2016-2017 season of Richmond premiere plays.  CAT Theatre, "Richmond’s Professional Theatre with a Community Heart," is committed to welcoming and nurturing new artists, playwrights, and directors as part of the CAT family.  In keeping with this tradition, CAT’s season features three directors making their CAT debuts, one of whom is also making his professional debut.  
 

CAT Theatre Announces its 53rd Season!

For 52 years, CAT has presented eclectic seasons, bringing a mix of genres, classic shows, and new scripts to our audiences.  Next season, CAT is excited to build upon our history and our community roots by offering a full season of Richmond-area premieres, including one world premiere by a local Richmond playwright.  Our 53rd Season brings taut suspense, heartwarming reunions, dysfunctional relatives and Jeeves!!!!

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley
October 14 through October 29, 2016 

CAT Theatre Announces Cast for Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

Director Amy Berlin and Producer Granville Scott are pleased to announce the cast for CAT Theatre's fourth and final production of the 2015-1016 season, Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell.

  • Tara Callahan Carroll as Miss Peabody
  • Matt Hackman as Selznick
  • Tim Schwartz as Hecht
  • Kent Slonaker as Fleming

This hilarious play by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate gives a behind-the-scenes look into the real story of how the script for the movie Gone with the Wind was written.

Moon Over Buffalo - Tuesday Show Cancelled

In the nature of life imitates art and just as George and Charlotte Hay struggle with "whatever can go wrong with a show will go wrong" in Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, we at CAT Theater have had a similar experience. One of our performers has had an injury which has caused us to cancel our Tuesday night show.

If you have tickets for that show already please email the theater at cat@cattheatre.com and let us know when you would like to reschedule.

1/24 Unexpected Tenderness and Auditions Cancelled Due to Snow

The Sunday, January 24, 2016 performance of Unexpected Tenderness has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.  Contact cat@cattheatre.com to change your reservations.  We look forward to opening the show and seeing you all at the theatre on Tuesday, January 26! 

The Moon Over Buffalo auditions scheduled for this evening (1/24) have also been cancelled.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25 and Thursday, January 28.  

Stay safe and warm!

 

 

UT announcement

CAT Theatre and 5th Wall Theatre collaborate to present Israel Horovitz’s family drama Unexpected Tenderness, January 22–February 13, 2016.

The theatres are excited to partner for the first time. Unexpected Tenderness is the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family in Massachusetts. This gripping play tells the story of a father who, though a loving man, is at the same time violently paranoid and pathologically jealous. This production is a joint entry into the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival.

Bifocals at CAT Announces Auditions for “Luau at Acorn Acres”

Bifocals at CAT will present Luau at Acorn Acres, by Richmond playwright Margie Langston, touring January 25 – February 12, 2015, with performances at CAT at 8:00 p.m. on February 16 and 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2016.

Director Cindy Yuoconis is seeking five women and one man aged 50 and above. Auditions will be held at CAT Theatre on December 2 and 3 at 10 a.m. Following weekly read-throughs during December, rehearsals will begin January 4 (actors must be off book). All roles are paid.

CAT Theatre and Bifocals at CAT announce CAT Chat Series

CAT Theatre and Bifocals at CAT are launching a daytime informational series called CAT Chat. CAT Chat will be held at the theatre on the second Thursday of each month. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. the one-hour program will feature discussions about upcoming shows and other topics of interest to theater patrons. Each session will be followed by a short Bifocals at CAT Readers Theater play.

Sessions are free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for a small charge.

The program lineup is as follows:

CAT Theatre Announces Cast for Unexpected Tenderness

CAT Theatre and 5th Wall Theatre will come together this January to present Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz. This production is a joint entry into the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival. Unexpected Tenderness will run January 23 through February 13, 2016.

Unexpected Tenderness is the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family in Massachusetts. This gripping play tells the story of a father who, though a loving man, is at the same time violently paranoid and pathologically jealous. Director Bill Patton has chosen the following cast:

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