CAT's Past Seasons' Shows

When the cantankerous nursing home resident Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman . . . By any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

Ruth is head-over-heels busy with preparations for a surprise party she’s throwing for one of her best friends.  Her husband makes his escape early in the day, leaving her to arrange everything by herself. With one person after another dropping in to distract her and with plans going up in smoke all day long, it’s Murphy’s Law at its best (or maybe at its worst): What can go wrong will go wrong.  

Touring October 30-November 17, 2017. At CAT November 15, 2:30 and 8p.

An adaptation from Anton Chekhov by Roy Proctor. Three of Chekhov’s and Proctor’s funniest short works.

The Drinking Game: A financially comfortable middle-aged Russian man is in the market for a wife, so he enlists the help of the local marriage broker. Clever and humorous to start with, the story only gets better with a bottle of wine.

Settling the Score: A distraught man wants to buy a gun to shoot his wife and her lover, no wait, maybe just the lover, but no, maybe he’ll kill himself, but wait – the whole time, driving the gun salesman crazy.

The Would-Be Playwright: An aspiring writer passionate about her work finally gains an audience with a respected man of letters and reads aloud all nine acts until he just can’t take it any more.

Touring August 28-September 29, 2017. At CAT September 11, 2:30 and 8p.

Get your deerstalker cap on-the play's afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time?

The church ladies have never been able to figure out what is causing the horrible smell in the ladies' lounge.

The company of The Green Bathroom will perform at Richmond area senior centers and retirement communities in addition to the following performances at CAT Theatre: 

  • Tuesday, June 6, 8:00 pm 
  • Friday, June 9, 2:30 pm

For tour information, please contact Pat Walker at bifocals@cattheatre.com

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, dark comedy will conclude CAT’s 2016-2017 season.

An aging female pirate crew is thinking about retiring - just as soon as they defeat One Eyed Jack again!

The company of The Odd a'Sea will perform at Richmond area senior centers and retirement communities in addition to the following performances at CAT Theatre: 

  • Tuesday, April 4, 8:00 pm 
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 pm

For tour information, please contact Pat Walker at bifocals@cattheatre.com

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.”

Directed by Cindy Yuoconis

And starring Michelle Black, Laura McFarland Bukalski, Jolene Carroll, Susan Gerber, Cary Houseman, Cynthia Mitchell, and Rob Stuebner

Mr. Crouch, owner of Acorn Acres Retirement Home, is being tight-fisted again. He thinks he can get away with cutting services as a cost-savings measure, but the residents have something to say about that. Boy, do they ever!

The company of Revolt at Acorn Acres will perform at Richmond area senior centers and retirement communities January 17-February 2 in addition to the following performances at CAT Theatre: 

  • Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 pm 
  • Friday, February 10, 2:30 pm

For tour information, please contact Pat Walker at bifocals@cattheatre.com

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.

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