2019-20 Season Announcement

Richmond’s Professional Theatre with a Community Heart is excited to announce its 56th season – “We're Still Here!”

 

ART OF MURDER by Joe DiPietro
September 27 – October 12, 2019

In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer. But the visit is not a standard one, for Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man. As Jack lays out his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints. She is reluctant to go along with the plan, until Jack's threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jack's flamboyant art dealer, arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan of murder? Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on?

 

THE WILD WOMEN OF WINEDALE by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
December 6 – 21, 2019

Three feisty and fun-loving women have supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows through the years. And they really need each other now as Fanny experiences a hilariously inappropriate reaction to her 60th birthday while Willa is so stressed out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka and speed-knitting to cope and Johnnie Faye, determined to put her year of fraught widowhood behind her, desperately tries to find a man. These women’s lives are further upended by the responsibility of caring for their free-spirited, ailing aunt and the realization that they are drowning under loads of family keepsakes and possessions nobody wants—especially them!

 

BLOOMSDAY by Steven Dietz
February 7 – 22, 2020

CAT’S entry into the Acts of Faith Festival
Set Designer – Mike Fletcher

Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—only briefly—together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past.

 

THE UNEXPECTED GUEST by Agatha Christie
April 17 – May 2, 2020

Director - John Storck Maddox

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

 

FIREFLIES by Matthew Barber
June 12 – 27, 2020

Director - Ann Davis

Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman—until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town is talking.

 

CAT Theatre is committed to welcoming and nurturing new artists and directors as part of the CAT family. To be considered for the opportunity to work at CAT as a director or designer (set, lights, sound, props, or costumes), please send your resume and letter of intent to cat@cattheatre.com indicating the show(s) you are most interested in directing or designing. (Note that there are already directors or designers for some of the shows). Please also include a brief statement telling us how you heard about CAT and what it is about CAT that makes you want to work with Richmond’s Professional Theatre with a Community Heart.  Director and designer application deadline is April 30.