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Cat Refugees is part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project, an effort through which people around the world perform work by Ukrainian artists affected by the war. The play, by Ludk Tymoshenko and Marina Smilianets, is a sweet story about a kitten named Peachy who has been separated from their human. They find themself in a shelter with three cats who couldn't be more dissimilar. Separated from the homes they knew and loved before "the big bad thing" occurred, the cats discover in one another a caring community that gives them a new sense of what home can mean.

Cat Refugees

cat-therapy for children and adults

a play with music

by Liudmyla Tymoshenko and Maryna Smilyanets

Translated by Olga Drobotai and Alex Borovenskiy

Edited by John Freedman

Connecticut College

Directed by Ginny Anderson
Costumes by Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Original Music by Jack Mitchell

Cultural Consultant Olha Vasyliv

On Tour October 7-9, 2022

Part of the

Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project

Performance Schedule:

Private Performances:

Friday 10/7

10:00 am, Connecticut College Child Development Lab School

11:30 am, Regional Multicultural Magnet School

1:30 pm, Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School 

Public Performances:

Friday 10/7

4:30 pm, Connecticut College Athey Center, Room 118

Saturday 10/8

11:00 am, East Lyme Public Library

12:30 pm, Niantic Children’s Museum

2:00 pm, Niantic Children’s Museum

Sunday 10/9

10:30 am, Connecticut College Athey Center, Room 118

1:00 pm, Connecticut College Athey Center, Room 118

Performances are free, but we are asking for your support to continue our work with the Center for International Theatre Development's Ukrainian HOPE Initiative. To make a tax-deductible donation, please send a check to: 

     Center for International Theatre


     Attn. Ukrainian Hope Initiative

     901 Lenton Ave.

     Baltimore, MD 21212-3210

Or scan the QR code to make a donation via PayPal or credit card.

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Cat Refugees

cat-therapy for children and adults

a play with music

Performed in English.

Running time: approximately 30 minutes.

Recommended for ages 4-10.

Members of the creative team meet with composer Jack Mitchell. Particularly well-known for his work with the Story Pirates podcast, Jack composed original music for our production.

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