Fifty years ago, a group of neighbors got together with the idea of providing quality community theatre in their North Richmond neighborhood. Fifty years later, that dream continues as CAT Theatre (Chamberlayne Actors Theatre).
Because of a commitment to combining professional theater with community involvement, CAT is one of Richmond’s longest running theaters. Since 1964, CAT has been reaching out to the surrounding community by recruiting local talent and offering development opportunities for aspiring as well as veteran actors, directors, and designers. CAT continues to welcome nearly 6,000 patrons each season by providing memorable and outstanding performances at one of the area’s best ticket prices.
Last September, CAT hosted a 50th Anniversary Gala that commemorated the contribution to the community and offered a look back through memorabilia, photographs and personal accounts, including some of the humorous, if not frightening, things that happen in live theatre.
CAT concludes its 50th season with "Leaving Iowa" which opens on May 23. Today CAT announced the four shows for the 2014-2015 season.