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Cat Lady

The Miami Light Project presents the Mad Cat Theatre Company’s production of the play Cat Lady.  Written by and featuring Kristina Wong, Cat Lady will be appearing January 2 – 20, 2013 at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.  Wong, a multi-talented performance artist whose diverse body of work ranges from stand-up comedy to commentary on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” to film documentary and articles in Playgirl magazine, has been called “sassy” and “original” (LA Times), “raucous and irreverent” (AP) and an “Asian American Lily Tomlin” (American Theatre Magazine).  Cat Lady is her fifth full-length show, and her first full-length ensemble piece. Cat Lady premiered as a work-in-progress at the REDCAT NOW Festival in Los Angeles, followed by runs in Houston at Diverseworks, and at the ODC Theater in San Francisco.  

Cat Lady, which will open Mad Cat Theatre Company’s 13th season, explores the parallel worlds of two polar opposite archetypes living at the margins of the dating world:  musty cat ladies and the fast-talking male pick-up artists who hunt among them.   Oddly enough, this offbeat comedy springs from the question of how to get your cat to stop spraying, while simultaneously  using theater to end existential loneliness and racism.  Cat Lady, delves into the psychology behind hoarding – of both animals and humans.  Unmarried women who live alone with cats (“cat ladies”) and aggressive pick-up artists commingle in Wong’s pop culture universe which manages simultaneously to draw on VH1 and Martha Graham.  This production promises to offer the fresh and unconventional take on theatre for which Mad Cat Theatre is known.

Cat Lady was created with the support of the MAPFUND, Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Award, National Performance Network Creation Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation Artist Resource to Completion Grant, the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Hermitage Retreat for Artists, and the UCLA Hothouse Residency for Artists.  It was co-commissioned by DiverseWorks with ODC Theater, in association with Circuit Network and the National Performance Network and was supported by the National Performance Creation Fund and Residency Program and the National Endowment for the Arts.  This production is made possible by the Miami Light Project, WLRN and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, designed by Oscar Glottman, is made possible through support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Partnership Program, Goldman Properties, Art Place America and the Ford Foundation.

Cat Lady will appear at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse January 4 – 20, 2013, with a preview performance on January 3rd at 8:00pm.  Show times are Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.  Ticket prices are $30 for general admission, $15 for students with a valid ID, $15 for preview night, and $45 for opening night (includes food and drink starting at 7:00 pm).  The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse is located at 404 NW 26th St. Miami, FL.  For tickets you may go on line to, or call OvationTix at 866.811.4111. For more information on Mad Cat Theatre please go to