On Saturday, September 14, 2013 nearly 100 people gathered at the Burkwood Swim and Raquet Club in Mechanicsville to celebrate 50 years of theatre.
CAT Theatre (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre) began 50 years ago when a group of neighbors gathered in the Chamberlane Civic Association Building and decided to create a community theatre. Fifty years later CAT is the professional theatre with the community heart.
Board President H. Lynn Smith said, “CAT Theatre is a wonderful theater tradition here in Richmond that blends old friends and new. And we have an exciting season lined up to begin our next 50 years.”
CAT’s 2013-2014 Season opens with The Odd Couple (the female version) which runs from October 25 through November 9. As part of the Acts of Faith Festival, CAT will produce The Joshua Plant, an original play written by Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci, from January 25 through February 8, 2014. CAT patrons selected Enchanted April as the play they would most like to see return to the stage. Enchanted April opens March 21 and runs through April 5, 2014. Closing out the season will be another comedy. Leaving Iowa runs from May 23 – June 7, 2014.
The CAT Theatre Playhouse is located at 319 N. Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Virginia 23227.