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
In this pre-Halloween mystery, we meet Jan, a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.
The Wishing Well by Maryland playwright Jon Klein
January 20 through February 4, 2017
CAT’s 2017 entry into the Acts of Faith Festival is this contemporary comedy about mother-daughter revelations during one stormy weekend in North Carolina that puts the “fun” into “dysfunctional.” These off-beat characters tell a story with snappy one-liners that is engaging, even surprising, and leads to an ending that is as touching as it is humorous.
Jeeves Intervenes by Margaret Raether
March 17 through April 1, 2017
1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves? A delightful romp full of deception and disguise. This faithful reproduction of the original P.G. Wodehouse stories about Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves, will appeal both to lovers of the original stories and to newer devotees of “Downton Abbey.”
When There’s a Will by Richmond playwright Philip Ventrella
May 18 through June 3, 2017
When a family gathers at the command of its matriarch, no one is happy. Grandmother holds the purse strings to the clan’s inheritance and makes ludicrous and unreasonable demands on her family. Their responses – sometimes silly, other times horrible – are often the reaction many can relate to (but wouldn’t dream of fulfilling). This world premiere, black comedy will conclude CAT’s 2016-2017 season.
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