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Last updated June 16, 2016   

Albany Civic Theater
Albany, Oregon


The Trouble with Cats

By: Gary Ray Stapp

Directed by: Scott Harvey

Auditions: January 9, 10 and Callbacks January 11, 2017

Performances: March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 2(m), 6, 7, 8

An experienced house-sitting couple gets more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double-books her lakefront domicile through in order to ensure she can get away from it all for an entire month. When the second house-sitting couple arrives, there is an-immediate clash between generations. In one corner, there are the upper middleclass and socially-skilled Julians from New Jersey, and in the opposite corner, the anti-materialist and free spirited vegans from North Carolina who have decided they don't even need a last name. Personalities collide even further when the Bombays from next door add their own twist to being neighborly with either a constant barrage of trivial pursuits or an onslought of candid crankiness. And if that weren't enough for the Julians to deal with, they got another surprise...the uninhabitable master suite is in the midst of being actively remodeled by the Cheshires, a trio of sisters, two of whom are skilled laborers with personal problems of their own and the other who is a chocoholic ditz. Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for anyone...except for maybe the cat...if the house sitters could only find the elusive little creature.  


Cast of characters

Joanne Birdman - Kristie Nelson

Ivy Julian - Chris Kastet

Phillip Julian - Doug Mainwaring

Sunshine - Ashley McMahon

River - Sean Bullock

Parker John (P.J.) - Alex Asher

Joy Bombay - Laura Mason

Nelson Bombay - Jeff McMahon

Mitzy Cheshire - Shauna Kiefiuk

No (Noelle) Cheshire - April Wilcox

Onie Cheshire - Holly Mitchell

Amos - Rick Hamel



Scott Harvey is a 1st time director. He got started with ACT in 2001. Since then he has been involved in almost every aspect of the theater productions; from Assistant director (Singin' in the Rain,Waiting for Godot) acting (Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, It's a Wonderful Life, Man of La Mancha, Looking for Normal) and the behind the scene duties (Treasure Island,The Games Afoot,The Mouse Trap) and many more. He is also the Volunteer Manager.

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