History

The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a non-profit Community Theatre that performs in Woodbridge, Virginia. The membership consists of volunteers from all over the area and all walks of life who come together to provide quality live theatre to the community.
The Castaways were formed in 1981 and continue to give award-winning performances, involving themselves with the community, and enjoy coming together to produce a show.
Our mission is to provide quality live theatrical performances to the members and visitors of our community while involving those same community members in the theatrical arts through education, participation, and enlightenment.

Productions

We perform three feature plays a season and send annual entries to the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival.  We have performed at our “Main Stage Theater,” the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis  Drive, Woodbridge, VA  22191 since 1996.

Bookings

We perform on request for various groups in the community.

Benefits & Community Outreach

The Castaways actively seek out opportunities to return to the community what they have gained from it. We organize and perform fund-raisers for local charities, sponsor and assist senior citizen acting groups, participate in local parades, and perform senior readings over the holidays. We partner with local area high schools to provide mentoring and experience to the theatre students.

Service

We provide technical assistance and equipment to other groups and programs seeking to produce performances as well as provide training to our members. We actively seek and consider original works for our feature and one-act productions.

Competitions

We are a founding member of the Washington Area Community Theatre Honors (WATCH) awards competition and send adjudicators to all areas of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. to view and judge community theatre productions. We also participate annually in the British Embassy’s Ruby Griffith Awards Competition as well as enter one or two works in the Northern Virginia Theater Alliance (NVTA) One-Act Festival annually.

Previous CRT Productions

Performed at CRT’s Main Stage Theater unless otherwise notated.
Shakespeare By The Water = May include – Locust Shade Park, Belmont Bay, Clifton
NVTA  =  Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival
VTA  =  Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival
WATCH  =  Washington Area Theatre Community Honors
* indicates an award-winning production

2016-2017 Season
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof – Sep 2016
Youth Theater: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Dec 2016
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Jan 2017
Hair Spray – Apr 2017

2015-2016 Season
Shakespeare By The Water: Romeo and Juliet – Jul 2015
Play On – Oct Nov 2015
Youth Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life – Dec 2015
Raisin In The Sun – Jan 2016
The Music Man – Apr May 2016
Youth Theater: Oliver Twist – Jun 2016

2014-2015 Season
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Oct Nov 2014
Peter Pan (the play) – Jan 2015
Hello Dolly – Apr May 2015
Youth Theater: The Great Gatsby -Jun 2015
Shakespeare By The Water: Comedy of Errors – Jun Jul 2014

2013-2014 Season
NVTA –
Shakespeare: Macbeth – Oct Nov 2013
Caught In The Net – Jan Feb 2014
South Pacific – May 2014
Shakespeare By The Water: As You Like It – Aug 2013
Youth Theater: Pride and Prejudice – Jun 2014

2012-2013 Season
NVTA – The Wife’s Tale*
NVTA – I Am Hrotsvitha*
The Importance Of Being Earnest – Oct Nov 2012
It’s A Wonderful Life: A live radio play – Dec 2012
Laughing Stock – Jan Feb 2013
Man Of La Mancha – Apr May 2013
Shakespeare By The Water: As You Like It – Aug 2013

2011-2012 Season
NVTA – The Audition*
Room Service -Sep Oct 2011
Shakespeare: Taming Of The Shrew – Jan Feb 2012
Fiddler On The Roof – May 2012

2010-2011 Season
NVTA – Chick Fillet*
NVTA – The Quantum Suicide Of Sophie Miller
The Miracle Worker -Oct 2010
Empty Closets – Jan Feb 2011
Godspell – May 2011

2009-2010 Season
NVTA – The Meeting*
NVTA – Car Wash*
Death Trap
Angel Street – Oct 2009
Run For Your Wife – Jan 2010
My Fair Lady – May 2010

2008-2009 Season
NVTA – On Tidy Endings*
NVTA – Til Death Do Us Part
Sherlock Holmes: Sign of the Four – Oct 2008
You Can’t Take It With You – Feb 2009
Plaza Suite – May 2009

2007-2008 Season
NVTA AND VTA – Open Meeting*
Spider’s Web – Oct 2007
Twelve Angry Men – Feb 2008
Barefoot In The Park – May 2008

2006-2007 Season
NVTA – Two Girls, One Place
The Unexpected Guest – Oct Nov 2006
A Streetcar Named Desire – Feb 2007
Crimes Of The Heart – May 2007

2005-2006 Season
Ten Little Indians (aka And Then There Were None) – Oct Nov 2005
Rumors – Feb 2006
The Man Who Came To Dinner – May 2006

2004-2005 Season
NVTA – Bitter Sauce*
NVTA – The Perfect Son*
Dracula – Oct Nov 2004
The Odd Couple – Feb 2005
Steel Magnolias – May 2005

2003-2004 Season
VTA – Cutting in Line*
NVTA – Lone Star – Jun 2004
Hay Fever –
How I Learned To Drive –
Laundry & Bourbon* and Lone Star (two one-acts) – May 2004

2002-2003 Season
NVTA AND VTA – Trifles*
My Three Angels – Oct 2002
The Eighth Order – Jan 2003
Witness For The prosecution –
Weekend Comedy –

2001-2002 Season
NVTA – Laundry and Bourbon*
Bus Stop – Oct 2001
Could Angels Be Blessed – Feb Mar 2002
A Bad Year For Tomatoes – May 2001

2000-2001 Season
WATCH – Bus Stop
Weekend Comedy
Inherit The Wind – Oct 2000
The Last Night of Ballyhoo – Mar 2001
God’s Favorite – May 2001

1999-2000 Season
WATCH – Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
The Haunting Of Hill House – Oct 1999
Arsenic And Old Lace – Feb Mar 2000
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) – Apr May 2000

1998-1999 Season
The Foreigner – Oct 1998
Kindertransport – Feb Mar 1999
Don’t Mention My Name – May 1999

1997-1998 Season
NVTA – The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Lake Ridge Christmas Parade with theme “Christmas Around the World”*
Dale City Fourth of July Parade with theme “A Tribute to Old Glory”*
Heaven Can Wait – May 1997
California Suite – Oct Nov 1997
Lysistrata -Feb Mar 1998

1996-1997 Season
Lake Ridge Christmas Parade with theme “Christmas through the Years”*
The Mousetrap – Oct Nov 1996
The Boys Next Door – Mar 1997

1995-1996 Season
NVTA – Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You*
NVTA – The Principle of the Thing
A Street Car Named Desire – Oct 1995
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – Jan 1996

1994-1995 Season
NVTA – The Reception* (by Chris DeCarlo)
NVTA – The Creation of the World and Other Business Philadelphia Story
The Reception (booking show original Chris DeCarlo)
Spring Show-An evening of one acts:
The Creation of the World and Other Business,
Open Meeting,
The Reception,
Christmas Eve
The Philadelphia Story – Feb 1995
Booking show: When God Comes to Breakfast, You Don’t Burn the Toast
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Oct 1994

1993-1994 Season
NVTA – Mrs. Raboteau* (by Angela Lemmon)
NVTA – The Actor’s Nightmare*
Ten Little Indians – Oct 1993
Shadow Box – Feb Mar 1994
Daddy’s Dying,  Who’s got the Will – Apr May 1994

1992-1993 Season
NVTA – 27 Wagon’s Full of Cotton
NVTA – Etched In Stone* (by James Howard)
The Nerd – Oct Nov 1992
The Lion in Winter – Feb Mar 1993
Tribute

1991-1992 Season
NVTA – It’s only Honey (by James Howard)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Mar 1992
Hot L Baltimore

1990-1991 Season
NVTA – The Games
A Foot (By member Chuck Smith)
Nuts – Feb 1991
Booking show: The Chicago Caper
A Thurber Carnival
Plaza Suite – Oct 1991
Mozart show

1989-1990 Season
NVTA – After Liverpool*
NVTA – Night Watch
Godwin Middle School: Night Watch – Oct 1990
Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Wild Flowering of Chastity

1988-1989 Season
The Odd Couple – Nov 1988
The Mousetrap
Mother Goose’s Proclamation
Kiss or Makeup
Frankenstein

1987-1988 Season (Joined NVTA in August)
Murder at Howard Johnson’s
Foiled by an Innocent Maid (the female version of The Odd Couple)

1986-1987 Season
Murder at Howard Johnson’s
Mother Goose’s Proclamation
Crimes of the Heart

1985-1986 Season
Lunch Hour
Angel Street
Wild Flowering of Chastity
American Dame
Vanities Mother
Goose’s Proclamation

1984-1985 Season
Hansel and Gretel
Barefoot in the Park
Mother Goose’s Proclamation
Rumplestiltskin
The Wild Flowering of Chastity

1983-1984 Season
The Mousetrap
Blithe Spirit
The Haunting of Hill House
Aladdin-Magic Window Series
Cinderella- Magic Window Series
She was a Lazy Witch – Private Booking
American Dame – CAF Day of Arts
The Dragon’s Wagon – children’s safety show

1982-1983 Season
Sea Horse
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
When God Comes to Breakfast,  You Don’t Burn the Toast Vanities
California Suite Vanities

Date published: November 28, 2016