CATF announces 21st season

April 15, 2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University has announced the 2011 five-play repertory for its 21st season of producing and developing new American theater.  

The four-week festival, consisting of 93 performances, will be held Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 31.

The plays are produced in rotating repertory, which allows audience members to see all five shows in just two days.

Additionally, the season will also feature free lectures, discussions, stage readings, music and art exhibitions.

Plus, patrons have the opportunity to purchase tickets to audience immersion events including lunches with artists and breakfast with the Theater Festival's producing director.

The season will include "From Prague" by Kyle Bradstreet, which is a world premiere; "Race" by David Mamet; "Ages of the Moon" by Sam Shepard; "We Are Here" by Tracy Thome; "The Insurgents" by Lucy Thurber, which is a world premiere.

A single ticket costs $52.

Four-show and five-show ticket packages (CATCards) are available, ranging from $100 to $225.

Discounts for students, seniors, active military personnel, and groups are also offered.

For the theater festival box office, which is open off-season noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, call 800-999-CATF (2283) or go to

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