FIVE BOLD VOICES FIVE NEW PLAYS
24th SEASON • JULY 11–August 3, 2014 ULT I MAT E T H E AT E R E X PE R I E NC E
contemporaryamericantheaterfestival AT S H EP H ERD UNI V E R S I T Y
FIVE BOLD VOICES
Christina Anderson Charles Fuller Thomas Gibbons Bruce Graham Chisa Hutchinson
FIVE NEW PLAYS Opening Nights July 11 & 12, 2014 FIVE NEW AMERICAN PLAYS IN ROTATING REPERTORY THINK THEATER. THINK CATF.
E D HE RE N DE E N , Producing Director P EGGY Mc KOWE N , Associate Producing Director T HE MISSION The Contemporary American Theater Festival is dedicated to producing and developing new American theater.
J AMES McN E E L, Managing Director MAJ OR SUP P ORT COMES FROM: Shepherd University The State of West Virginia National Endowment for the Arts The Shubert Foundation
CORE VA LUES To sustain an artistic process of innovation and daring. To tell diverse stories. To create a profound and ever-evolving relationship between the audience and the work.
The Ted Snowdon Foundation The Weissberg Foundation West Virginia Humanities Council West Virginia Commission on the Arts The Nora Roberts Foundation Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation West Virginia Division of Tourism National New Play Network Dramatists Guild Fund Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!) Jefferson Security Bank Actorsâ€™ Equity Foundation Proudly affiliated with: Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, National New Play Network, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
YOUR 2014 FESTIVAL GUIDE TO NEW AMERICAN THEATER FROM THE PRODUCING DIRECTOR
WELCOME! Selecting a repertory of new work is the most important responsibility I have as Producing Director and one that I am deeply passionate about. I seek plays that are full of philosophy, spirituality, psychology, politics, and diverse stories. I clamor for works of theater that are
ENGAGED WITH LIFE ITSELF and are an intrinsic part of human existence.
The 2014 Repertory features a panorama of the American landscape.
We have invited FIVE
WRITERS that represent the exciting state
of contemporary playwriting in America. These plays, all written within the last year or two, range from the INTIMATE
AND PERSONAL, AND NATIONAL, to the ETHICAL AND MORAL QUESTIONS awaiting us in the near future. to the POLITICAL
Taken together, they explore a variety of cultural perspectives on life in the United States. These writers each have a distinctive voice and a unique theatrical vision that will harness the power of live theater to create transformative experiences this summer for artist and audience alike. These writers are LISTENING
TO AMERICA. They are TELLING AMERICAâ€™S STORIES. They are attempting to unpack the TURBULENT AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
Ed Herendeen, Producing Director
THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY
By Christina Anderson
When a devastating fire burned Gait City to the ground, the community decided to rebuild. An enduring and noble gesture, but with one crucial oversight: They forgot the black people. A popular internet guru, Simone The Believer, launches a campaign amongst her followers to encourage black Americans to migrate to this town, and reclaim their roots. Inspired by the 19th Century exclusionary laws, this play delves into ownership, identity, and the power of belief. It dramatically captures the influence of cult behavior, through technologyâ€™s lens, while tackling the continued and complicated nature of race in our contemporary world. Christina Anderson is a New Dramatist Fellow and her work has appeared at Steppenwolf, Penumbra, Yale Rep, A.C.T. and The Public Theater. Her plays include Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots, Good Goods, and Pen/Man/ Ship. She is a playwright-in-resident at Magic Theatre and Core Writer at The Playwrightsâ€™ Center. Directed by Lucie Tiberghien Originally commissioned by Portland Playhouse. Supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. Marinoff Theater, Center for Contemporary Arts/II, 62 West Campus Drive. Run time: 2 hours
Production Sponsor: Jenny Ewing Allen
Dead and Breathing By Chisa Hutchinson
Carolyn is a cranky old broad who just wants to die already! She’s gone through almost as many nurses as she has treatments, but just can’t seem to kick the bucket. With her new—profane but God-fearing—hospice caregiver all up in her “lady parts,” she sets about convincing Veronika to help her to just get it over with. Full of surprises, this hilarious exploration into mortality and morality tests the boundaries of faith and forgiveness, prejudice and pridefulness, when the stakes are nothing short of life… and death. Chisa Hutchinson’s award-winning plays include She Like Girls, Sex on Sunday, The Subject, Dirt Rich, and Somebody’s Daughter. She’s been a Lark Fellow, Dramatist Guild Fellow, resident at the William Inge Center for the Arts, New York NeoFuturist, and a staff writer for Blue Man Group. In 2013, she became a resident playwright at New Dramatists. World Premiere–Directed by Kristin Horton Produced by special arrangement with the author and Harden-Curtis Associates. Marinoff Theater, Center for Contemporary Arts/II, 62 West Campus Drive Contains strong language and nudity; for mature audiences only Run time: 80 minutes
By Bruce Graham
Business is falling apart, and so are the walls in this crumbling auto-repair shop on the wrong side of the Boulevard. Three childhood friends and one crusty old man sift through the merits of their floundering lives while confronting the vanishing middle-class around them. But just when the last road to prosperity seems at its dead-end, a questionable opportunity unfolds before them: Are they corrupt enough to escape the corruption thatâ€™s ruining their neighborhood? This blistering, working-class comedy aims for the gut and takes no prisoners. Bruce Graham returns to CATF, which produced his Coyote on a Fence in 1999, prior to its Off-Broadway run. His other plays include Any Given Monday, Something Intangible, Belmont Avenue Social Club, and many, many others. He also writes for television and film. Directed by Ed Herendeen Originally produced in 2013 at Theatre Exile, Philadelphia, PA, Joe Canuso, Producing Artistic Director. Frank Center Stage, 260 University Drive Contains explicit language; for mature audiences only. Run time: 100 minutes
Production Sponsor: Widmeyer Communications/ Finn Partners, and CATF Board Trustee Scott widmeyer
ONE NIGHT By Charles Fuller
Down on their luck, two Iraq war veterans mysteriously arrive at a seedy motel, looking for a place to hide and start over. They are burdened with secrets from their time in the sandbox and desperate to make sense of life in the here and now. As the trauma of the past blends unflinchingly into the present, this one night finds a soldier simmering in her patriotic duty for justice and freedom—her own. Raging against the searing subject of sexual abuse in the armed services, this suspenseful and provocative play asks: “Why am I a hero if I die, and a nuisance if I live?” Charles Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for A Soldier’s Play, which he would later adapt into the film A Soldier’s Story, netting his screenplay nominations for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. He won an Obie Award for Zooman and the Sign in 1980. In addition to theater, he has written short fiction and for CBS, Showtime, and PBS. Directed by Ed Herendeen Originally commissioned and developed by Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, NY, Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director. Frank Center Stage, 260 University Drive. Contains graphic language; for mature audiences only. Run time: 100 minutes
Production Sponsor: Patricia Rissler & Jim Rogers
By Thomas Gibbons
The relationship between the creator and the created unfolds in the phenomenon known as the “uncanny valley” where Claire, a neuroscientist, works with Julian, an artificial being, on becoming human. Drawing on current research and the not-so-distant future, this spellbinding and deeply satisfying new play travels to the ethical heart of humankind’s bid to outrace mortality. How far are we willing to go to forget, while insisting on never being forgotten? Thomas Gibbons is playwright-in-residence at InterAct Theatre Company, which has premiered many of his plays including Permanent Collection, Pretending to America, A House With No Walls, and Bee-luther-hatchee. His work has been seen at CenterStage, Roundhouse Theatre, Northlight Theater, and many others. A NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE Directed by Tom Dugdale In partnership with InterAct Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA), San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego, CA), Capital Stage (Sacramento, CA). Studio 112, Center for Contemporary Arts/I, 92 West Campus Drive Run time: 90 minutes
Production Sponsor: The Thomas Shepherd Inn Bed & Breakfast
TALK THEATER 2014 Go beyond the action on stage and explore the themes and processÂ of the new American theater. Think -- and talk -- theater with CATF artists, experts, and your fellow audience members. Immerse yourself in the ultimate theater experience.
BREAKFAST WITH ED ($25) Join CATF Founder and Producing Director Ed Herendeen for continental breakfast and in-depth conversation about the 2014 plays, the rehearsal and developmental process, CATF history, and trends dominating the field. Approximately 90 minutes; Center for Contemporary Arts/II, 62 West Campus Drive. 10 a.m. July 13 (Sunday); July 17 (Thursday); July 20 (Sunday); July 24 (Thursday); July 27 (Sunday); August 3 (Sunday)
LUNCH & ART ($30) Enjoy a catered lunch and talk theater with members of the 2014 CATF company. Learn about their careers, the creative process, and go behindthe-scenes of plays you see on stage. Approximately 60 minutes; Center for Contemporary Arts/II, 62 West Campus Drive. 12:30pm July 11 (Friday); July 17 (Thursday); July 18 (Friday); July 25 (Friday); August 1 (Friday)
Left: Diane Mair as Deborah and Alex Podulke as Jake in H2O by Jane Martin, CATF 2013. Photography: Seth Freeman
HUMANITIES AT THE FESTIVAL For fifteen years, the Contemporary American Theater Festival has worked closely with the West Virginia Humanities Council to provide unique—and free— opportunities to go beyond the performances on stage and explore the themes and issues raised by the plays. Visit wvhumanities.org to learn more about the important work it is doing to support the culture and history of the State of West Virginia.
The always popular Humanities Lectures return in 2014. Every Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm in Reynolds Hall (109 North King St.). No charge. Saturday, July 12: 2014 Playwrights Roundtable July 19–26 & August 3: TBA Visit CATF.org for schedule
STAGE READINGS: Take a look at new plays currently under development or consideration for the 2015 season, featuring members of the 2014 acting company. Marinoff Theater (62 W. Campus Drive). No charge. Check out CATF.ORG for plays Tuesdays, July 15, 22, 29 at 7:00pm
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS: Following a performance, participate in a moderated talk-back with members of the acting company. No charge (does not include performance). North of the Boulevard - Wednesday, July 16 (following the 8pm performance) One Night - Thursday, July 17 (following the 8pm performance) Uncanny Valley - Wednesday, July 23 (following the 6pm performance) Dead and Breathing - Wednesday, July 23 (following the 8:30pm performance) The Ashes Under Gait City - Thursday, July 24 (following the 8:30pm performance)
AFTER-THOUGHTS SALON: Enjoy a late-night glass of wine (not included) and talk with CATF Associate Producing Director Peggy McKowen and Managing Director James McNeel about the work and the CATF experience. A relaxing way to unwind and finish your conversation about the 2014 repertory. The discussion comes with no charge (wine and food extra, but not required).
CATF IN CONTEXT:
Take a scholarly approach to the CATF repertory and delve deeper into the inspiration and context behind the work on stage. Center for Contemporary Arts/II, 62 West Campus Drive, 10am. No charge (but reservations required through the CATF Box Office). Saturdays: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2. See CATF.ORG for topics.
HOSTEL YOUTH! “The most amazing opportunity and an extremely fun couple of days!” – Hostel Youth participant “A pretty life-changing experience. The generosity and investment of time and energy from these people is remarkable. This, the experience, is what theater is supposed to be…professional and fun, and very profound.” – Hostel Youth participant CATF’s theater immersion program for young adults (ages 14—18) returns for its third year and will have two sessions during the 2014 season. Hostel YOUTH! brings cutting edge American drama to the “teens” audience, with readings, workshops, and performances, along with opportunities to learn from an array of talent featured in the CATF company. Participants receive housing in the Shepherd dorms, meals, workshop and performance tickets, and an unparalleled opportunity to experience bold new theater. Learn more or register over the phone by calling 304/876—5151. SESSION ONE (1 overnight stay): Sunday/Monday, July 20—21, 2014 Tickets to three CATF productions; one stage reading. $180 SESSION TWO (2 nights): Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 22—24, 2014 Tickets to all five CATF productions; two stage readings; expanded workshops. $250
Above: 2013 Hostel Youth! participants Photography: Seth Freeman
DONATE TO CATF think theater. think support. As we approach nearly a quarter century of producing new plays, we remain humbled by the countless numbers of individuals, foundations, corporations, and agencies that have stepped up in support of our mission and programming. Again and again we appeal to their—and your— generosity to help us fulfill our vision of creating the ultimate theater experience for audiences and artists alike. Because of our extraordinary relationship with Shepherd University, which provides us with housing for the company and facilities for our performances, we are able to take the dollars we raise—be they donations, sponsorships, or grants—and invest them directly into the work, and the people that make it. And while we have enjoyed excellent growth in attendance and box office sales over the last few years—bucking conventional wisdom that the arts are becoming drowned out in the United States—we still only earn fifty percent of our budget through ticket sales. The rest comes from people like you. There are several areas to which you can direct your support. Visit our website at catf.org/donate to learn more (we have just expanded our donor initiatives and opportunities) or call 304/876-5240: Festival Friends: CATF’s annual fund program, now with additional perks, events, and meet-the-artist opportunities, which remains the most important source for meeting each season’s budget. This is our life-blood and how we pay our staff and artists, and build the shows seen on our stages. The “Ed Fund”: CATF’s endowment (full name: The Ed Herendeen Fund for Contemporary Theater), housed at the Shepherd University Foundation, is an invested fund committed to the long-term health of the organization and established to support future commissions and expanded artistic programming. The Ovation Society: Inspired by recent legacy gifts of some of our mostcommitted donors, this program honors those individuals who have provided for CATF in their estate plans, including trusts, bequests, annuities, and life insurance policies. Please consider a gift to the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Invest in CATF and you are investing in the future of the American theater.
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The Bavarian Inn 304.876.2551 www.BavarianInnWV.com 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV It’s a pleasant stroll to the Festival from this AAA Four Diamond country inn, with 73 luxurious rooms overlooking the Potomac River with fireplaces and a whirlpool bath. Weekday theater packages are available, and brand new infinity pool!
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Clarion Hotel 304.876.7000 www.ClarionShepherdstown.com 233 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown, WV Comfort Inn 304.876.3160 www.ComfortInn.com 70 Maddox Square Drive, Shepherdstown, WV Comfort Suites 304.263.8888 www.ComfortSuitesMartinsburg.com 1937 Short Road, Martinsburg, WV Just 15 minutes from Shepherdstown Hampton Inn & Suites 304.725.2200 www.hampton.com 157 Pimlico Drive, Charles Town, WV Just 20 minutes from Shepherdstown and adjacent to Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Racing.
Inn at Moler’s Crossroads 304-876-8215 email@example.com www.innatmolerscrossroads.com 399 River Road, Shepherdstown, WV Discover this intimate luxury bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown. An international experience nestled in the West Virginia countryside. Stoney Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 301.432.6272 www.stoneycreekfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org 19223 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, MD Just 12 miles from Shepherdstown! We offer upscale accommodations in our historic Inn, situated on 67 acres of private wooded property. Wine and cheese and a full breakfast included. The Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B 304.876.3715/888.889.8952 or info@ThomasShepherdInn.com www.ThomasShepherdInn.com 300 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV Stay at our casually elegant bed and breakfast just a few blocks from the plays, dining, and shopping; 3-night special available!
DINING AND LIBATION The Bavarian Inn Dining Room 304.876.2551 www.bavarianinnwv.com 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV Experience fine Continental and German Cuisine paired with selections from a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence Wine List. Also enjoy casual dining and evening entertainment in our Rathskellar. Bistro 112 304.876.8477 www.bistro112.com 112 West German St., Shepherdstown, WV A neighborhood bistro that prepares local ingredients into French favorites such as steak au poivre, mussels & pommes frites, crepes, and rich desserts. Cozy martini bar, garden seating under wisteria and dining rooms decorated with eclectic art. Blue Moon Café 304.876.1920 email@example.com www.bluemoonshepherdstown.com 200 E. High St., Shepherdstown, WV This local favorite features a diverse menu along with indoor or relaxing outdoor patio seating. Devonshire Arts Café and Pub 304.876.9277 firstname.lastname@example.org 107 Princess Street, Shepherdstown, WV Cozy British café and pub downtown with a great selection of draft beers and delicious fish and chips, plus much more on its unique menu. Opens at 9am and serves late! domestic 304.876.1030; email@example.com; www.wvdomestic.com 117 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Shepherdstown’s newest dining attraction, the thought behind Domestic is to provide the space, food, drinks, and service that reflect their views on what a creative American restaurant can and should be. Late-night, post-show dining available during the Festival!
Mellow Moods Café & Juice Bar 304.876.0608 www.mellowmoodsjuicebar.com 119 W. German Street Shepherdstown, WV Healthy juices and a menu to match, this Shepherdstown mainstay offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and accommodates all diets at an affordable price. The Press Room 304.876.8777 129 W. German Street Shepherdstown, WV Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring fresh seafood, pasta, and grilled meats. Sunday brunch. Rumsey Tavern 304.876.7010 www.clarionshepherdstown.com/ restaurants.html 233 Lowe Drive (Clarion Hotel), Shepherdstown, WV Open for lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor dining. Karaoke and triva nights. Shaharazade’s Restaurant & Tea Room 304.876.8100 www.facebook.com/shaharazades 141 West German Street Shepherdstown, WV Exotic tea, delicious teatime favorites, and foods inspired by the Middle East and beyond. Yellow Brick Bank 304.876.2208 www.yellowbrickbank.com 201 East German Street Shepherdstown, WV Famous throughout the region with one of the area’s finest dining rooms and experiences.
PLAN YOUR VISIT VISIT, SHOP, DO Shepherdstown Visitors Center 304.876.2786 www.ShepherdstownVisitorsCenter.com 129 E. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV Enjoy the uniqueness of historic Shepherdstown, a small-town gem where you can experience it all! Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau 866.435.5698 www.wveasterngateway.com 27 Court Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 West Virginia’s Eastern Gateway! Visit the myriad attractions of CATF’s home county. West Virginia Division of Tourism 800.CALL-WVA (800.225.5982) www.wvtourism.com Discover the extraordinary attractions the Mountain State has to offer, from outdoor adventures, cultural events, historic sites, gaming, and so much more. Find out why we call it Wild & Wonderful! D’Accord Boutique 304.876.8003 www.facebook.com/DaccordBoutique www.daccordboutique.com 134 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV Offering a large selection of artisanal products direct from France. Works from a variety of regions can be found and include pottery, toys, linens, home fragrances, jewelry and much more (plus, a second location now open in Frederick, MD!). Opens 7 days a week! Historic Shepherdstown & Museum 304.876.0910 firstname.lastname@example.org www.historicshepherdstown.com 129 E. German Street Shepherdstown, WV Explore the wonderful history and architecture of West Virginia’s oldest town.
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MAP AND FESTIVAL DIRECTIONS The Festival takes place every summer on the campus of Shepherd University in historic Shepherdstown, a lovely small town overlooking the Potomac River in West Virginiaâ€™s Eastern Panhandle. Drive time from Washington and Baltimore is about 90 minutes. FROM WASHINGTON, DC: From Beltway take I-270 North to Frederick/I-70 Interchange; Take 340 West toward Charles Town, WV (Exit 52); Two miles past Harpers Ferry, exit right onto 230 North; follow to Shepherdstown. FROM BALTIMORE, MD: Take 1-70 West to Frederick; Take 340 West toward Charles Town, WV (Exit 52); Two miles past Harpers Ferry, exit right onto 230 North; follow to Shepherdstown. FROM LEESBURG, VA: Take Route 7 West to Route 9 West to Charles Town. Take new highway Route 9 West toward Martinsburg to Exit for Shepherdstown/ Route 480. Take 480 North to Shepherdstown. FROM EASTERN PA: Take PA Turnpike West to I-81 South (in Carlisle); follow to Exit 16E in Martinsburg; Take Route 45 East to Shepherdstown. FROM WESTERN PA: Take PA Turnpike East to I-81 South (in Carlisle); follow to Exit 16E in Martinsburg; Take Route 45 East to Shepherdstown. FROM CHARLESTON, WV: Take I-79 North to I-68 East (I-68 East becomes I-70 East); follow until I-81 South; follow to Exit 16E in Martinsburg; Take Route 45 East to Shepherdstown. FROM WINCHESTER AND POINTS SOUTH: Take I-81 North to Exit 16E in Martinsburg; Take Route 45 East to Shepherdstown.
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DIRECTIONS to Center for Contemporary Arts I/Studio 112 and Center for Contemporary Arts II/Marinoff Theater: Enter West Campus Drive from Route 480/Duke Street. The Center for Contemporary Arts I and II are on the right side. Multiple parking lots are located in the area. DIRECTIONS to Frank Center: Keep driving on West Campus Drive to the Frank Center and multiple parking lots, or enter University Drive from Route 45 (adjacent to BB&T).
2014 CATF TICKET PRICES There are five easy ways to purchase: 1. Online at www.catf.org/boxoffice 2. Toll-free: 800/999-CATF (2283) 3. By mail: use the attached order form and mail to CATF, PO Box 429, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 4. By facsimile: fax the order form to 304.876.5443 5. In-person. Visit the friendly box office staff in the Frank Center, 260 University Drive, Shepherdstown (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm) For individual performances (1, 2 or 3 plays), you will be purchasing SINGLE TICKETS. For the ultimate theater experience, purchase a REP PASS to see 4 or 5 plays at a reduced price.
Five-Show Rep Pass (REP5): See all five plays on your preferred schedule and save $50! $240 (seniors 65+: $215)*
Four-Show Rep Pass (REP4): See the four plays in the Marinoff Theater and Frank Center (please note: does not include Uncanny Valley. No exceptions) on your preferred schedule and save over $40! $190 (seniors 65+: $170)*
Sunday Night Rep Pass (REP4): CATFâ€™s best value! See a play each Sunday night of the Festival (please note: Uncanny Valley unavailable; only 6pm and 6:30pm shows included). Nearly 60% off the regular single ticket price! $100 (all tickets) **for student and military REP Pass prices, call the box office.
Single Tickets: Regular: $59 Seniors: $53 (65+) WV Weekday: $35** (West Virginia residents only; must have WV address; Wed/Thurs shows only) 30 & Under: $30** Military: $30** Students: $20** Student Rush available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Sunday Nights: $30 (please note: 6pm and 6:30pm performances only) **phone or in-person orders only; must provide ID
No charge for tickets held at will-call or emailed; $3.00 fee for mailed tickets.
Groups of 10 or more? Call the box office for a generous group discount.
2014 CATF TICKET PRICES PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PREVIEWS: We’ve add pre-opening performances! Sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!), we have four days of Pay-What-You-Can Previews. No advance sales, box office opens one hour prior to curtain, first come/first serve, and pay whatever amount you like! (Please note times.) One Night: Sunday, 7/6 at 7pm; Wednesday, 7/ 9 at 8pm Dead and Breathing: Sunday, 7/6 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, 7/9 at 8:30pm North of the Boulevard: Tuesday, 7/8 at 8pm; Thursday, 7/10 at 8pm The Ashes Under Gait City: Tuesday, 7/8 at 8:30pm; Thursday, 7/10 at 8:30pm Uncanny Valley: Tuesday-Thursday, 7/8-10 at 6pm.
DON’T FORGET: TALK THEATER Breakfast with Ed: $25 Center for Contemporary Arts/II 62 West Campus Drive Lunch & Art: $30 Center for Contemporary Arts/II 62 West Campus Drive (be sure to alert us to any dietary restrictions!)
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: NO REFUNDS: CATF is happy to exchange your tickets up to 24 hours prior to curtain, but all sales are final—no exceptions.
NO LATE SEATING: Due to the nature of the Marinoff Theater and Studio 112, we cannot accommodate latecomer seating (and no re-entry either once the show has begun). Tickets will not be refunded. No exceptions. And remember, we have three venues, so make note of where you are supposed to be and when. Be prompt and enjoy the show!
All venues are RESERVED seating at CATF (yes, you read correctly: ALL three spaces—no more general admission for play performances). Pick your seat online; best available provided over the phone and for mail orders. Please note any special requests when ordering.
All CATF performance venues are accessible. Please call the box office with special seating requests at 304.876.3473. Assisted hearing devices are also available.
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CALL THE BOX OFFICE! 800/999-2283 ORDER ONLINE: www.catf.org/boxoffice
CATF PLAYS A LOOK BACK Over 24 seasons, the Contemporary American Theater Festival has produced 90 new plays, including 34 world premieres, by 65 different playwrights. Visit CATF.ORG for the full production history and photos.
Clockwise from top: Margot White as Sally, in Heartless by Sam Shepard, CATF 2013; Mahira Kakkar as Yalda Abbasi in Modern Terrorism by Jon Kern, CATF 2013; Rod Brogan as Ernest Hemingway, and Joey Collins as F. Scott Fitzgerald in Scott and Hem In the Garden of Allah by Mark St. Germain, CATF 2013. Opposite page from top: Royce Johnson as Qalalaase in Modern Terrorism by Jon Kern, CATF 2013; Joey Collins as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Angela Pierce as Miss Montaigne in Scott and Hem In the Garden of Allah by Mark St. Germain, CATF 2013; Kathleen Butler as Mable and Cassie Beck as Lucy in Heartless by Sam Shepard, CATF 2013. Photography: Seth Freeman
THE 2014 SCHEDULE July 11–August 3, 2014 ** = Opening Night, followed by the OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION ^ = These performances will be followed by a POST-SHOW DISCUSSION THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY = ASHES By Christina Anderson Marinoff Theater, Center for Contemporary Arts II, 62 West Campus Drive; Run time: 2 hours ONE NIGHT = ONE NIGHT By Charles Fuller Frank Center Stage, 260 University Drive; Run time: 100 minutes UNCANNY VALLEY = UNCANNY By Thomas Gibbons Studio 112, Center for Contemporary Arts I, 92 West Campus Drive; Run time: 90 minutes NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD = BOULEVARD By Bruce Graham Frank Center Stage, 260 University Drive; Run time: 100 minutes DEAD AND BREATHING = DEAD By Chisa Hutchinson Marinoff Theater, Center for Contemporary Arts II, 62 West Campus Drive; Run time: 80 minutes LUNCH = Lunch & Art Center for Contemporary Arts II, 62 West Campus Drive ($30) BREAKFAST = Breakfast with Ed Center for Contemporary Arts II, 62 West Campus Drive ($25) PRESENTED FREE OF CHARGE thanks to the West Virginia Humanities Council: LECTURE = Distinguished guest speakers discuss issues raised in the plays at the popular Talk Theater Lecture Series at Reynolds Hall, 109 North King Street READING = Join the CATF company for Stage Readings of new plays at the Marinoff Theater, 62 W. Campus Drive. SALON = Location TBA CONTEXT = A scholarly approach to the CATF repertory. Free but requires reservation. Center for Contemporary Arts II PAY–WHAT–YOU–CAN–PREVIEWS: July 6–10, 2014 ONE NIGHT SUN, 7/6 7PM • WED, 7/9 8PM DEAD AND BREATHING SUN, 7/6 7:30PM • WED, 7/9 8:30PM NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD TUE, 7/8 8PM • THUR 7/10 8PM THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY TUE, 7/8 8:30PM • THUR, 7/10 8:30PM UNCANNY VALLEY TUE, 7/8 6PM • WED, 7/9 6PM • THUR, 7/10 6PM
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CATF 2014 SCHEDULE WEEK ONE
10:00 AM CONTEXT 12:00 PM UNCANNY 12:30 PM LUNCH & ART 2:00 PM ONE NIGHT 2:30 PM DEAD 4:30 PM LECTURE 6:00 PM UNCANNY** UNCANNY 6:30 PM 8:00 PM ONE NIGHT** BOULEVARD** 8:30 PM DEAD** ASHES**
PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PREVIEWS: JUL 6–10 SUN 7/13
ONE NIGHT: SUN, 7/6 7PM; WED, 7/9 8PM
DEAD AND BREATHING: SUN, 7/6 7:30PM; WED, 7/9 8:30PM
BOULEVARD ASHES UNCANNY ONE NIGHT DEAD
NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD: TUE, 7/8 8PM; THUR 7/10 8PM THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY: TUE, 7/8 8:30PM; THUR, 7/10 8:30PM UNCANNY VALLEY: TUE, 7/8 6PM; WED, 7/9 6PM; THUR, 7/10 6PM Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain. First Come, First Serve.
10:00 AM BREAKFAST CONTEXT 12:00 PM UNCANNY UNCANNY 12:30 PM LUNCH & ART LUNCH & ART 2:00 PM BOULEVARD ONE NIGHT BOULEVARD 2:30 PM ASHES DEAD ASHES 4:30 PM LECTURE 6:00 PM UNCANNY UNCANNY UNCANNY UNCANNY 6:30 PM 7:00 PM READING 8:00 PM BOULEVARD^^ ONE NIGHT^^ BOULEVARD ONE NIGHT 8:30 PM ASHES DEAD ASHES DEAD
SUN 7/27 BREAKFAST UNCANNY
ONE NIGHT DEAD UNCANNY BOULEVARD ASHES
10:00 AM BREAKFAST CONTEXT 12:00 PM UNCANNY UNCANNY 12:30 PM LUNCH & ART 2:00 PM ONE NIGHT ONE NIGHT 2:30 PM DEAD ASHES DEAD 4:30 PM LECTURE 6:00 PM UNCANNY^^ UNCANNY UNCANNY UNCANNY 6:30 PM 7:00 PM READING 8:00 PM ONE NIGHT BOULEVARD ONE NIGHT BOULEVARD 8:30 PM DEAD^^ ASHES^^ DEAD ASHES 10:30 PM SALON
10:00 AM CONTEXT 12:00 PM UNCANNY UNCANNY 12:30 PM LUNCH & ART 2:00 PM BOULEVARD BOULEVARD 2:30 PM ASHES DEAD ASHES 4:30 PM LECTURE 6:00 PM UNCANNY UNCANNY UNCANNY UNCANNY 6:30 PM 7:00 PM READING 8:00 PM BOULEVARD ONE NIGHT BOULEVARD ONE NIGHT 8:30 PM ASHES DEAD ASHES DEAD 10:30 PM SALON
BOULEVARD ASHES UNCANNY ONE NIGHT DEAD
SUN 8/3 BREAKFAST UNCANNY ONE NIGHT DEAD UNCANNY BOULEVARD ASHES
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STEP 3: PICK YOUR DATES Ashes
North of the Boulevard
Dead and Breathing
Breakfast with Ed
Lunch & Art
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CATF: 5 PLAYS, 2 DAYS ULTIMATE THEATER EXPERIENCE 90 minutes from DC and Baltimore DESIGN: Francheska Guerrero, unfoldingterrain.com PHOTOGRAPHY: Cover and play images: istockphoto.com; Production and new venue photos: Seth Freeman