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.
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.
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