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‘Catfish Goes the Distance’ in Tusten

Rebecca Robbins and Will Loeb appear at the Tusten Theatre in John Klemeyer’s one-act play “Catfish Goes the Distance” May 16 and 17.
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May 7, 2014

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance will present the first staged production of “Catfish Goes the Distance” by Milford, PA playwright John Klemeyer. The Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge St., will host the one-act play for two performances: Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. The play is part of DVAA’s spring cultural series.

When a lake is drained for repairs, a car is found. In it are the remains of two people, a man and a woman missing for over 30 years. They were married, but not to each other. No one ever connected their disappearances… until now. At a coffee shop in Manhattan, the two children of the missing pair meet for the first time. Thus begins “Catfish goes the Distance,” a story of family, love and loss.

The cast is Rebecca Robbins of Goshen, NY (“Amelia Earhart Taking Flight,” “Four Score and Seven,” “Tiger at the Gates,” and others) and Will Loeb of New Paltz, NY playing all four roles.

Klemeyer is the author of “Twice Removed” (2003) produced by the Butchers Guild Players in Middletown, NY. He is also the author of “Island Girl,” “Just Result,” “Profit for Prophets” and “Height of Ignorance.” His work, “Negatives” was first produced by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, and then was chosen for the TANYS Theater Festival in 2007 where it won seven awards. In 2009 it was presented in a showcase run at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in NYC. Klemeyer’s latest work, “Catfish” was seen in a workshop-staged reading in Milford in 2012.

Admission costs $15. Call 845/252-7576.