CAT Theatre News

CAT Theatre Announces Cast for Private Lives

CAT Theatre’s first show for the 52nd season is Noël Coward's Private Lives. Private Lives will run from October 23 through November 7, 2015.

Divorced for five years, the glamorous, rich, and reckless Elyot and Amanda meet again at a French seaside resort, with their new spouses. Noël Coward's timeless comedy is a witty masterpiece and considered one of the greatest comedies written for the stage.

Director Melissa Rayford has chosen the following cast:

5th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo

CAT Theatre will join other local arts and cultural organizations from the Richmond area at the 4th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo on Saturday, June 27, 2015. This annual event presented by CultureWorks provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about regional nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Join us from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Science Museum of Virginia!

CAT Theatre welcomes Bifocals

CAT Theatre welcomes The Bifocals Theatre Project into the CAT Family. Formerly associated with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Bifocals is an outreach program into senior communities in the greater Richmond area. Bifocals casts senior actors in plays that tour senior centers, taking theatre to patrons who might not otherwise be able to participate and enjoy. The group will perform under the name Bifocals at CAT.

Cast for "Quartet" Announced

CAT Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for "Quartet" which will complete our 51st Season.

"Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play.” [Samuel French]

Book of Days Review

By TONY FARRELL, Richmond Times Dispatch

How plodding the daily grind of the human conscience, especially when the sound of its full voice might be so easily tamped down by scolding powers-that-be.

It’s a predicament known the world over: Scrape away the wallpaper of an idyllic small town, and you might find layer upon layer of secrets, denial and stubborn traditions of self-preservation.