Richmond’s Professional Theatre with a Community Heart is excited to announce its 55th season, inviting audiences to come and play with us.
Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, Francis Evans
September 7 through 22, 2018
Come fly with us in this 1960 French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage that features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
November 30 through December 15, 2018
Our favorite trailer park gang is back. In this outrageously funny sequel to Doublewide,Texas, it’s Christmas-time in the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed by the county. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, these eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys,” starting with the county-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition.
Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz
February 8 through 23, 2019
CAT’s entry into the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival asks if you have ever been tempted to flee your own life. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially-inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun with her. This is a story about choices and consequences, about taking that different road you always wondered about.
BINGO! The Winning Musical by Ilene Reid, Michael Heitzman, David Holcenberg
April 19 through May 4, 2019
Come play bingo with us in a musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo players who stop at nothing to get to their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long-lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable score. Audiences will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast!
Office Hours by Norm Foster
June 7 through 22, 2019
It’s Friday afternoon in the big city and, in six different offices, six different stories are unfolding at the same time. However, they are all connected somehow, from the figure skater on the ledge to the novelist in the closet. The characters are all intent on holding their lives together by keeping reality at bay, and the denials are achingly funny in this sometimes sweet, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant race toward quitting time.
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, please send your resume and letter of intent indicating the show(s) you are most interested in directing or designing by May 10. (Note that there is already a director for Becky’s New Car.) 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.