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“… The Play’s the Thing” The Contemporary American Theater Festival: (C/S028)

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Hailed as an "adventurous festival" by The New York Times and a "slice of theater heaven" by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Contemporary American Theater Festival will celebrate its 24th season of producing and developing new American theater in 2014 in nearby Shepherdstown, West Virginia with the production of five plays in rotating repertory (the official season will be announced in February). This trip will include tickets for two of the five productions, a discussion with Festival leadership, dinner at a local restaurant, and bus travel to and from Allegany College of Maryland. Nationally recognized for its contributions to the theater field, past CATF plays have gone on to be produced on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and adapted for film. Playwrights have included David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Neil LaBute, Lydia Diamond, and Joyce Carol Oates. Located just 80 miles from Cumberland, the Festival features America's newest plays in West Virginia's oldest town and is hosted on the campus of Shepherd University. Most plays are for mature audiences; for more information, visit This is truly a unique festival experience! Tickets must be purchased before Monday, July 1, 2014. Seats for this trip are extremely limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Total Trip Cost: $114.00 (includes round trip transportation, tickets to two groundbreaking original plays during the Festival, and a nice sit down dinner at a Sheperdstown restaurant)
11:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.