The full cast picture features playwright Gary Ray Stapp in the middle on the couch.. Photos by Samantha Watters
It’s not every day that a playwright travels all the way from Kansas to Tennessee just to watch his play being performed by a community theater. However, that is exactly what playwright Gary Ray Stapp and his wife Kim did on Saturday to see the Millennium Repertory Company’s 2nd performance of The Trouble with Cats. Gary & Kim Stapp were greeted by an honored cast and even a basket of Tennessee goodies to take home with them as a reminder of their time in Manchester. Millennium Repertory Company’s production of The Trouble with Cats is the first time this play has been performed in Tennessee and now with the playwright’s stamp of approval, the cast is geared up and even more excited for their last weekend of shows. When asked why she chose this production to direct, Belinda Ivins happily stated that not only does she love cats, but that she wanted an opportunity to provide our community with a production where you won’t guess the outcome right up until the very end. Also, this production wouldn’t be complete without a cat photo contest benefiting the Coffee County Humane Society. Just bring a photo you’ve taken of a cat to the production for display, make a donation, and be in the running for prizes! This Romantic Comedy will hold its last weekend of performances at the Manchester Arts Center on Oct 4th, 5th, & 6th. For more information about The Trouble with Cats Production or the Cat Photo Contest visit millenniumrep.org.
Humane Society Board Director Belinda Ivins