Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Offering Pay-What-You-Can Previews Until July 10th

Expanded this year! CATF’s Pay-What-You-Can Preview series allows you to experience the 2014 repertory of plays before they open at whatever price you care to pay. While the playwrights, directors, and designers are still working and changing the plays (you might even still see them in the theater!), the performances are fully produced with all sets, lights, video, sound, and costumes.  In many ways, the Preview audiences are the final important piece in the the decision-making of these NEW plays. Come join us in shaping the FUTURE of American theater!

ONE NIGHT by Charles Fuller
Sun., July 6 at 7:00pm | Wed., July 9 at 8:00pm
Frank Center Stage (260 University Drive)

DEAD AND BREATHING by Chisa Hutchinson
Sun., July 6 at 7:30pm | Wed., July 9 at 8:30pm
Marinoff Theater – CCA/II (62 W. Campus Drive)

Tues., July 8 at 8:00pm | Thurs., July 10 at 8:00pm
Frank Center Stage (260 University Drive)

THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY by Christina Anderson
Tues., July 8 at 8:30pm | Thurs., July 10 at 8:30pm
Marinoff Theater – CCA/II (62 W. Campus Drive)

UNCANNY VALLEY by Thomas Gibbons
Tues-Thurs, July 8, 9 & 10 at 6:00pm
Studio 112 – CCA/I (92 W. Campus Drive)

There are no advance reservations for Previews. Box office opens one hour prior to scheduled curtain time and seats are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions? Call the box office at 304/876-3473.

Please note: there is no late seating (and no re-entry) for performances in the Marinoff Theater and Studio 112. Don’t be late!

Some performance content for mature audiences only. For descriptions of the plays, click on the link below.

Last weekend, Metro Connection host and producer Rebecca Sheir visited CATF and Shepherdstown. It aired on NPR affiliate WAMU on Friday and Saturday. If you missed it, check out the archive stream of her terrific story about the Festival and the 2014 Repertory. CLICK TO LISTEN.


Contemporary American Theater Festival Interviews: Part 1: An Interview with ‘North of the Boulevard’ Playwright Bruce Graham.

Contemporary American Theater Festival Interviews Part 2: An Interview with ‘The Ashes Under Gait City’ Playwright Christina Anderson by Sharon J. Anderson.


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