2013 - 2014

OUR 50th SEASON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Odd Couple

(Female Version)

A Comedy By Neil Simon

Directed by Melissa Rayford

October 25 - November 9, 2013

 

 

The Joshua Plant

By Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci

Directed by Laurie Follmer

January 24 - February 8, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enchanted April

A Comedy By Matthew Barber

From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

Directed by Pat Walker

March 21 - April 5. 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving Iowa

A Comedy By Tim Clue

and Spike Manton

Directed by Amy Berlin

May 23 - June 7, 2014

 

CAT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Board

President: H. Lynn Smith

Vice President: Charlotte Scharff

Secretary: Laurie Follmer

Treasurer: Morrigan Smith

 

Board Of Directors

Amy Berlin

Brad Reynolds

Tony Turner

Molly Ort

Dan Gerstenlauer

Shari Adams

Granville Scott

Kelly St.Clair

Mike Fletcher

 

 

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OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!

In spring of 1964, a group of neighbors met at the new NCCA building and decided they wanted to form a community theatre group.  They had no idea that they were planting the seeds for what is now a well regarded professional theatre that has endured for 50 years.

 

We are very proud that this season will be CAT's 50th Anniversary season and we want to have a season full of celebration!

 

 

 

The Odd Couple

(Female Version)

a comedy by Neil Simon

Directed by Melissa Rayford  October 25 – November 9, 2013

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.  “Very funny indeed." - New York Post

 

 

The Joshua Plant

by Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci

Directed by Laurie Follmer January 24 – February 8, 2014

The Joshua Plant is the winner of CAT’s 50th Anniversary Original Play Contest and was chosen from dozens of plays submitted by Virginia playwrights.  Josh, an autistic teen with little to no language skills, shares a rich friendship with Sid, a houseplant. Together Sid and Josh work to save Josh’s mother from the hands of her manipulative boyfriend, Jimmy, and prevent Jimmy's plan to place Josh in an institution.  The dramedy explores the characters' inabilities to communicate and imagines the inner life of a severely autistic teen.  The Joshua Plant began as a ten-minute play that was a finalist in the 2005 Chicago Dramatist Fall Ten Minute Workshop.  Since then, it has had three developmental readings with Phoenix Theatre and a staged reading at the Pandora Festival, both in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as a reading at the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writers series.

Enchanted April

a romantic comedy by Matthew Barber from the novel by

Elizabeth von Arnim

 

Directed by Pat Walker   

March 21 – April 5, 2014

 

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.  2003 John Gassner Award winner—Outstanding New American Play. 2003 Tony Award Nominee—Best Play. "A comical, restorative journey of discovery…from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding." —Daily Variety

Leaving Iowa

a comedy by Tim Clue

and Spike Manton

Directed by Amy Berlin

May 23 – June 7, 2014

 

The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the "greatest generation." It is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. The story follows Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself driving alone on a road, revisiting memories of his or her youth.