Decidedly off the beaten path, Stray Cat is indie theatre at its best: quirky, edgy and irreverent. Stray Cat Theatre scratches the Valley's itch for a visceral, provocative theatre experience for culture-savvy cats who crave something beyond the standard kitty chow.
2018 - 19 Season
By Annie Baker
September 7 - 22, 2018
A play about people telling stories about people telling stories
Following the successes of her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick and her haunting and enigmatic John, Stray Cat is thrilled to once again bring the latest work by in-house favorite playwright Annie Baker.
An unnamed conference room. A group of creators on an intense and surreal brainstorming session for unspecified purposes. All we know is that these people are being asked to keep coming up with stories - the more personal the better - in the hopes that something will jell and move their project – whatever that may be - forward.
“Annie Baker’s in-all-ways fabulous new play about professional fabulators in pursuit of the ultimate yarn…(is) endlessly fascinating…'The Antipodes' is also deeply funny…” – New York Times
By Bekah Brunstetter
November 9 - 24, 2018
Sometimes a cake isn’t just a cake
Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so she heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother's best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della's cakes are legendary even earning her a spot as a contestant on the "Great American Baking Show." She is overjoyed at Jen's request until she realizes there's not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Food, faith, and family loyalty take center stage in a paradigm-shifting comedy sure to leave you hungry for more.
"I laughed, I cried, I learned, I loved.…Bekah Brunstetter has written that rarity among LGBT-themed plays, one that might actually inspire baby steps towards mutual understanding.” – StageScene LA
Two Mile Hollow
By Leah Nanako Winkler
January 18 – February 2, 2019
An unapologetic and savage new comedy
When the Donnellys gather to divide their belongings after the sale of their oceanfront mansion, both metaphorical and literal storms start brewing. As this completely messy Caucasian family comes together with their POC personal assistant, Charlotte, some really, really complicated and totally unique secrets are revealed while white wine spills. Two Mile Hollow explores the age old genre of plays about affluent white families retreating to their waterfront homes to battle it out with brutality, awe and compassion. Only this time, precisely none of the white characters are played by white actors.
“…blistering…unrelentingly hilarious.” – Chicago Tribune
Let the Right One In
By Jack Thorne
Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist
April 12 – May 4, 2019
The body of a teenager is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the house by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very…very long time. Jack Thorne's (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) visceral adaptation of Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story, adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film.
"'Let the Right One In' will wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you..." - The New York Times
Stray Cat Theatre
PO Box 2576
Tempe, AZ 85280-2576