Bringing Theatrical Events to the Island
Coming this February! The CITC Presents...
by Mary ChaseElwood P. Dowd has an imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, whom he introduces to everyone he meets. His sister, Veta, has seen as much of Elwood's eccentric behavior as she can tolerate, so she decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare the family from future embarrassment. Problems arise when the wrong patient is committed and Elwood and his invisible companion depart for a night on the town. Soon, the search is on for the mild-mannered Elwood and it becomes apparent that his delusion is having a strange influence on one and all. Veta begins to realize that maybe Harvey is not so bad after all.
Our mission is to work with our fiscal sponsor, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, to enhance cultural and artistic opportunities on the island by introducing theatrical performance and education. We produce a variety of events throughout the year, including:
- 3rd Thursday Theatre
- Play Club
- Performances of full length plays
- Dinner theater
- Staged readings
- Theater education classes
- Summer Theater Camp at local YMCA
The CITC was founded in 2011 by Lexi Hubb, who continues to promote community theatre on Chincoteague as our artistic director.
CITC Answers the Question ... Why Theater?
We work hard to promote theatrical events on Chincoteague because ...
- Acting in a play builds confidence in everyone, from young people to adults.
- Working on a play as an ensemble builds a strong community. We create theatrical events of which everyone can be proud.
- Theater often asks questions we cannot ask out loud; it makes you think about things we often take for granted.
- Theater is a reflection of life: we can connect with a character or story because of our natural sense of empathy.
- Theater is fun! There is a reason why it is called a play!
The CITC produces plays and other theatre programs year-round. You can help CITC grow. CITC always needs…
- Donations: props, set pieces, costumes and, of course, funding.
- Creative people who can make costumes, obtain props, and help with lighting, sound and sets.
- Actors, ushers, and those interested in helping us with marketing.
CITC Hosts Play ClubSeptember through May
The 4th Monday of the Month at 6 PM
CCA Headquarters (6309 Church Street)
Join us for Play Club - an informal gathering where we read plays out loud. You can read a part or just listen. Each reading is followed by a light hearted analytical chat. Participants are welcome to bring a finger food to share. It's always a lot of fun and it's a great way to meet new people, make friends and learn more about the theatre and the CITC.
CITC Offers Summer Theatre Events on Third ThursdaysJune through August
The 3rd Thursday of the Month
CCA Headquarters (6309 Church Street)3rd Thursday Theatre is CITC's summer theatre program and each month offers something different. Join us in the summer months for one act plays, poems, monologues and improv on the third Thursday of each month, June - August. This past summer's program included:
- June 2104 - Three one act plays: Epiphany, The Woman Who Wanted her Husband, and Hot Potato. See photo album.
- July 2104 - Teen Theatre Night: Nobody Famous by D.M. Larson
- August 2014 - A Night of Improv
Check back in June of 2015 for details of the next series of 3rd Thursday Theatre.
CITC Presents The History PlaysShipwreck and The Ballad of Jennie Hill
Held Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 31 at 2:30 PM
The Island Theatre on Main Street
By local playwright Lisa Cannon
Directed and produced by Lexi Hubb, in partnership with CCA and CIAO.The CITC presented two short plays written by local author, Lisa Cannon. The plays illustrated two famous Chincoteague historical events. The Ballad of Jennie Hill tells the story of an 1885 murder and Shipwreck is about the discovery of the orphaned James Alone and his life in Assateague Village. The plays were first performed to a sold-out audience in September 2013 at the Island Theater but were expanded for the 2014 productions. Appreciative audiences rated the plays a big success.
Click any of the following to view slide shows of our past performances
- October 2014 - Three Doors to Death - Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
- August 2014 - History Plays Reprise
- August 2014 - Third Thursday Theatre - A Night of Improv
- July 2014 - 3rd Thursday Theatre - Teen Theatre - Nobody Famous
- June 2014 - 3rd Thursday Theatre - Three Short Plays
- April 2014 - Murder at the Banquet
- February 2014 - Arsenic and Old Lace
- October 2013 - Halloween Radio Plays Premier
- September 2013 - History Plays
- February 2013 - Blithe Spirit
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