This year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival festival kicks off on July 3 with four days of previews (pay-what-you-can) followed by a packed schedule of opening weekend plays and events on July 8, 9 & 10. Six plays will be presented on a changing schedule Tuesday through Sunday during the following three weeks through July 31. Details, locations & ticket sales at CATF.org. Box office phone 681-240-2283.
The Marinoff Theater (62 West Campus Drive, Shepherd University) is the stage for Babel and Ushuaia Blue.
Studio 112 (across the courtyard at 92 West Campus Drive) is the stage for The House of the Negro Insane and Sheepdog.
The Frank Center (260 University Drive, Shepherd University) is the stage for The Fifth Domain and Whitelisted.
Between the plays, patrons can explore beyond the stage with talktheater lectures, tours, discussions, readings, and after-hours events. The ever-popular “change-over” events are back, where patrons can watch the CATF production crew race to transform each venue’s stage sets from one production to another. Many of these events are free, but space is limited and reservations are required.
[Download the talktheater schedule]
Patron and performer health is important to CATF — particularly in light of the intense schedule — and all in-person patrons are encouraged to be vaccinated and wear masks while inside the performance venues. More details at CATF.org/covid.By Staff Contributor