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CATF presents season teaser Feb. 26

By Staff | Feb 17, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University will celebrate the 2011 five-play repertory with a season teaster on Saturday, Feb. 26 with a 7 p.m. reception and 8 p.m.

performance at the Studio Theater in Sara Cree Hall, 310 N. King St. in


“The 2011 season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival packs a punch,” said CATF Producing Director Ed Herendeen in a press release. “I cannot wait to share these incredible five new American plays with our audience. The ‘season teaser’ is our official kick-off for the 21st season and the perfect opportunity to get a taste of what summer will bring.”

The teaser will feature excerpts from each of the 2011 plays “From Prague”

by Kyle Bradstreet, “Race” by David Mamet, “Ages of the Moon” by Sam Shepard, “We Are Here” by Tracy Thorne and “The Insurgents” by Lucy Thurber.

Performers will include surprise guests from the Shepherdstown community; students from Shepherd University; and CATF

actors Michael Goodwin (“The Overwhelming,” 2008; “Compleat Female Stage Beauty,” 1999), John Lescault (“Farragut North,” 2009; “Yankee Tavern,” 2009) and Anderson Matthews (“Yankee Tavern;” “A View of the Harbor,” 2008).

Tickets for the season teaser reception and performance are $45. They are

available by calling 304-876-3304 or online at www.catf.org/boxoffice. Questions may also be directed to info@catf.org.

The 21st season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival will be held July 8 through 31. Complete season information including plays, schedule and ticketing is available at www.catf.org.