CATF Value Proposition in Shepherdstown, WV


The Contemporary American Theater Festival starts its 19th season this week with five shows performed in rotation on three stages at Shepherd University. It’s a popular festival, drawing crowds from DC, Baltimore and New York City – our streets literally fill up with playgoers Wednesday through Saturday through the first weekend in August. The inn is fully booked for those nights at this point.

This year, you can see the plays at a discount, two ways. First are the preview performances which take place on July 8 and July 9, with two shows Wednesday evening and three shows on Thursday. These performances are pay-what-you-can with seats filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We always try to see at least two of the plays on these nights before the season is in full swing. As an added bonus, rooms are available at the inn on both nights and at our weekday rates.

Second is the special Sunday evening rate discount added by CATF this year. All single tickets for Sunday evening shows will be priced at $25 (a $20 discount from the regular price) at the box office – no need to ask for a special price. If you book an available room at the Inn for Sunday night, we will also discount the regular weekend rate by $25 if you bring us a ticket stub from CATF for a Sunday night show.

Add a little culture to your summer with an evening at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and a stay at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B.

Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV

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