“Bush’s play ranges from explosively funny to sensual to touchingly dramatic.”

Jack Zink, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
on Just A Kiss

“More to the point, there is thunder and lightning in the dialogue as these literary giants singe each other with language that sparks and burns.”

Barbara & Scott Siegel, Theatremania.com
on The Frankenstein Summer

“…one of the funniest and most engaging plays I've seen this year.”

Atlanta Theatre Buzz
on Tradin' Paint

“…playwriting at its best”

Robert McKinney, Bristol Herald Courier
on Where Trouble Sleeps


Instead of cooling off, things are heating up for the fall. Here we go:

A quick recap: The Barter Players produced MY IMAGINARY PIRATE and SLEEPING BEAUTY this past summer. Kids and adults both loved it. I have a special fondness for that pirate play – here’s to all the imaginary friends who keep us going!

This fall:

THE THREE MUSKETEERS will be produced by The Montford Park Players (Asheville, NC) from August 19th thru September 17th

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES will be produced by Constellation Stage and Screen (Bloomington, IN) from Nov. 10th thru Nov. 27th

THE THREE MUSKETEERS will be produced by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg, Canada) from Nov. 23rd thru Dec. 17th

KENTUCKY SPRING will be produced by Mississippi Repertory Theatre (Corinth, MS) in October (actual dates TBD)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS will be produced by Preston High School (Kingwood, WV) Nov. 17th thru Nov. 19th

And for those planning Christmas theatre trips…

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE will be produced by Barter Theatre from Nov. 12th thru Dec. 28th

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH will be produced by The Barter Players from Nov. 29th thru Dec. 23rd

FROSTY will be produced by the Barter Encore Players and tour the East Coast starting in November.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH will be produced by the Theatre of Gadsden Treehouse Players in December.

And that’s all for now, folks. Stay well and thank you for supporting live theatre!

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Catherine Bush lives in Abingdon, Virginia where she works as Barter Theatre’s playwright-in residence. She has written a lot of plays ranging over several different genres. You want a drama? Sure thing. A southern comedy? No problem. A historical musical? You bet. Adaptation of a classic novel? Got those, too. And if you’re looking to entertain/inspire the school kids, she has a slew of plays for young audiences.  So come on in and check it out. She’s open for business.