Catfish Moon at Flat Rock Playhouse

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Mark Rowe, Scott Treadway and Michael MacCauley star in the Flat Rock Playhouse production Catfish Moon. Photo by Jon Graham.

Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, will continue its 2015 season with the heartwarmingly nostalgic, Catfish Moon, which will run from October 29th through November 15th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.

Skipping school, skinny dipping, kissing your first girl and, of course, fishing off of the pier are all rites of passage for childhood best friends Curley, Gordon and Frog. But “life” happens and time has driven a wedge between these now middle-aged men who have come together for one last overnight fishing trip to patch old wounds brought about by anger, jealousy and betrayal. Despite these circumstances, Catfish Moon is a bodacious, southern fried bro-mance of a comedy that is sure to delight.

Penned by Rock Hill, South Carolina native Laddy Sartin, Catfish Moon is a popular play in the Carolinas due to its earnest portrayal of southern characters. Originally commissioned by Charlotte Repertory Theatre in 1996, and performed at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage in 1997, Catfish Moon hilariously and thoughtfully explores themes of adolescence, ambition and midlife crises.

The Flat Rock Playhouse production of Catfish Moon stars Michael MacCauley, Mark Rowe and Scott Treadway as Curley, Gordon and Frog, the three childhood best friends reconnecting after going down very different paths in life. Also featured in the role of Curley’s sister and Frog’s ex-wife Betty is Debra Capps.

Catfish Moon will be helmed by longtime Vagabond Dane Whitlock in his Flat Rock Playhouse directorial debut. Joining Whitlock on the production team are Dennis C. Maulden, CJ Barnwell, Ashli Arnold, Kurt Conway and Paul Feraldi as the Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound and Properties designers respectively. Connie Silver will serve as Stage Manager.

Catfish Moon will run October 29th through November 15th at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Performances Wednesday through Saturday evening at 8 PM, matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 – 40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at

The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28791.

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