KAT is proud to announce our 2017-2018 season: the DC metro area community theater premier of The Bridges of Madison County; Steel Magnolias; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.


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The Bridges of Madison County

Fall 2016 | Performance Dates: October 27, 28, November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm

Based on the best-selling novel. The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?” Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

Music/Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich


Steel Magnolias

Winter 2017 | Performance Dates: February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. “Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —NY Daily News. “…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.” —Drama-Logue. “…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post.

Written by Robert Harling
Directed by John Nunemaker


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Spring 2017 | Performance Dates: May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life! The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed.

Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz
Book/Music/Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Addition Music/Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Kelsey Jenkins
Music Direction by Valerie A. Higgs