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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennesee Williams
Directed by Michael Fusco

Mar. 27 & 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
Apr. 3 & 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Apr. 10 & 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Mar. 29 & Apr. 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

Please note, the first matinee performance will be performed during the first weekend, instead of the usual second weekend.


Doug Browell, Maura Campbell-Balkits, John Grote, Ron Keaton, Grace Mashensic, Aaron Massey, Kasey Meininger, Cheryl Muller, John Newkirk, & Eli Wilson

In the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize winner, a wealthy Southern patriarch faces impending death and manipulates his family, as his children squabble and mislead in desperate attempts to secure the family inheritance.

Suitable for adult audiences due to language and adult themes.

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  • Mar 29: New Season News in Dispatch
  • Mar 25: Roundtable Needs Vols for April 11 Event
  • Mar 25: Curtain Players Marks World Theatre Day
  • Mar 24: 'Harvey' Set Build Saturday April 18
  • Mar 23: 'Simply Staged' Selection Panel in Place
  • Mar 19: Recognizing the 'Pack' Pack
  • Mar 18: Director Shares Thoughts on 'Cat'
  • Mar 17: Curtain Panels for 'Cat' Sunday March 29
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In the Spotlight

53: 'Zombies,' Ohio Premiere, Classics

The Harlem Road playhouse is preparing for a tuneful attack of Zombies from The Beyond. The musical comedy is the first production of Curtain Players Season 53.

The community theatre announced the 2015-2016 schedule on Friday March 27.

Zombies is followed by the Ohio premiere of a family drama, a stage adaptation of a beloved Christmas film, a 40th anniversary revival of a popular play that premiered in Columbus, and a pair of Pulitzer Prize winning classics.

Add to that the Simply Staged readers theatre weekend, a showcase of new works by central Ohio and Curtain Players playwrights.

"The new season is a great mix of style and theme for those active with our organization and for our audiences," said Jill Taylor, Curtain Players president. "We love to challenge our volunteers and supporters as well as entertain and engage.

"This is our 53rd season of accessible and affordable quality theatre for Westerville, Galena, and central Ohio,” said Taylor. “We are so very proud of that legacy."

Zombies from The Beyond with book, music and lyrics by James Valcq

The Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center when a flying saucer lands in the city. Taking its cue from pulp movies popular at the time, this musical comedy brings the 1950s nostalgically and hilariously to life. Directed by Heather Schultz / September 11-27

The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

In a cottage on Chesapeake Bay, an aging man hatches an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. An Ohio premiere. Directed by James F. Petsche / October 23-November 8

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

The beloved holiday motion picture classic — the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve — comes to the stage as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Directed by Mark Passarrello / December 4-20

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Graczyk

A group of women reunite for a meeting of their James Dean fan club, trading memories and memorabilia of the famous screen star to compensate for their own unhappy lives. A 40th anniversary revival of the Broadway and motion picture drama that has its world premiere in Columbus. Directed by Mark Blessing / February 5-21

You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

In one of Kaufman and Hart’s most enduring comedies, an eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job brings her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner. Directed by Kate Stopa-Tull / March 18-April 3

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

The modern-looking Antrobus family and their seductive maid, Sabina, survive many ancient disasters, including the Ice Age, Noah’s flood, war and famine, always able to start over and begin anew in this Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy from the author of Our Town. Directed by Danielle Mari / May 6-22

Tickets for Season 53 productions are available beginning July 1.

The schedule for script review sessions and auditions is to be announced.