WCCT will stage ‘The Trouble With Cats’

WEBSTER CITY — An experienced house-sitting couple get more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double-books her lakefront domicile through HouseSitters.com in order to ensure she can get away from it all for an entire month.

But when the second house-sitting couple arrive, there is an immediate clash of generations.

In one corner, there are the upper middle-class and socially-skilled Julians from New Jersey.

In the other corner are the anti-materialist and free-spirited vegans from North Carolina who have decided they don’t even need a last name.

Personalities collide.

If that weren’t enough, the Julians get another surprise: the master suite is in the midst of being remodeled by the Cheshires, a trio of sisters. Two of them are skilled laborers with personal problems. The third is a chocoholic ditz.

Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for anyone.

Except for maybe the cat.

If only the housesitters could find the elusive little creature.

Cast List:

JoAnna Birman, Christine Hassebrock of Williams, a Minnesota homeowner anxious to be away from home

Ivy Julian, Cathy Olson of Webster City, a housewife and housesitter from New Jersey, diplomatic and a consummate hostess

Phillip Julian, Dean Evans of Alden, Ivy’s husband, who is self-centered and easily annoyed

Sunshine, Sunshine Garth of Webster City, a new-age spiritualist and devout vegan

River, Brian Borkowski of Webster City, a new-age beatnik who has difficulty relating to his parents’ generation

Parker John (P.J.), Jake Lahr of Webster City, a dependent and unmotivated “kid” who is content to live a carefree life under his parents’ roof.

Joy Bombay, Linda Thomas of Williams, a cranky and sassy neighbor

Nelson Bombay, Al Yungclas of Webster City, a trivia buff who is the polar opposite of his wife

Mitzy Cheshire, Nichole Ose of Williams, a confident woman who struggles between her emotional apathy toward men and her physical desire for them

No (Noelle) Cheshire, Sylvia Vust of Jewell, a nun of some variety; she would prefer heaven to be a place for women only

Onie Cheshire, Kaitlynn Seeley of Webster City, a certified chocoholic with the emotional maturity of an 8 year old

Amos, Jeff Pingel of Webster City, a likeable animal caregiver

‘The Trouble With Cats’ at Webster City Community Theatre

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8-9;

2 p.m. on Feb. 10;

7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15-16;

2 p.m. on Feb. 17.

Tickets, $12, go on sale Feb. 1

Call 515-832-4456, stop by the box office at 1001 Willson Ave., Webster City, or order online at