CAT's Past Seasons' Shows

The Dixie Swim Club Poster at CAT Theatre

Five unforgettable southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. When fate throws a wrench into their lives, these friends prove the enduring power of teamwork, rallying ‘round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Directed by Laurie Follmer, the play ran at CAT Theatre in 2010.

I'm Not Rappaport Poster at CAT Theatre

Inspired by two elderly men Gardner met in New York City's Central Park, the play focuses on Nat Moyer, a feisty Jew, and Midge Carter, a cantankerous African-American, who spend their days sitting on a bench. They both mask the realities of aging, sharing tall tales that Nat spins. The play touches on several issues, including society's treatment of the aging, the difficulties dealing with adult children who think they know what's best for their parents, and the dangers that lurk in urban areas.

This show played at CAT Theatre in 2009.

 

Mindgame Poster at CAT Theatre

Mark Styler, a writer of "true crime" stories arrives at the Fairfields experimental hospital for the criminally insane, with the hope of interviewing serial killer Easterman for a new book. He meets Dr. Farquhar, the hospital director, however things don't seem quite right. The doctor is reluctant to let Styler see Easterman, and encourages Styler to leave. Styler, however refuses with the excuse of a long car journey. In the end, he stays and Farquhar offers him dinner. She and Easterman, who is now Carol completely change, and Styler is told he is Easterman and Styler was just his assumed name. He tries to prove them wrong, however his BMW is gone, and the letter he sent to Farquhar is blank. In the end, Styler is forced to believe he is Easterman, however it is never explicitly revealed to the audience who is actually who.

This play was at CAT Theatre in 2009.

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personas to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. This play was produced by CAT Theatre in Richmond, VA in 2006

CAT's 2003 Production of Dracula with Buddy Bishop, Todd Schall-Vess, Bob Murphy, Elliot Eisenberg, Jonathan Hardison, Sarah Winegardner, Art Trotter, and Molly Hood,. Directed by Amy Berlin

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