Auditions: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Sunday 23rd June 3pm- 6 pm.
Monday 24th 6pm- 9 pm.
Venue: The Deck 68A B Street 135. (click for a map)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a Classic. It won the Pulitzer prize in 1955 and was Tennessee Williams’ favourite work. Three versions were performed on Broadway and it was turned into a Hollywood film starring Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives. It’s a family tragedy of greed, loyalty, and mendacity. The play exposes the emotional lies and relationships within a family on a Tennessee plantation in the 1950s. The dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family gathers to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday. But there is more to this gathering than a family reunion– Big Daddy is dying of cancer, and he hasn’t decided which of his sons will inherit the estate. His options include his favourite son Brick, who drinks himself into despair in order to bear the oppressive expectations of his determined wife, Maggie, or his less-favoured son Gooper, his fertile wife Mae, and their five “no-neck monster” children. While sensuous Maggie “the cat” tries to work her wiles to secure a future for them, Brick is trapped, crippled by both physical pain and the emotional loss of his best friend Skipper. For the Pollitts, the truth is as hazy as the late summer sun in Mississippi, and sometimes the only way to find it is to journey through the lies. “What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? I wish I knew…. Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can…”
Auditions: June 23-24
Performances: 18-21 September.
Margaret – age 25. Vivacious and tenacious. Manipulative.
Brick – age 27. Her husband, a Broken trapped man cool and detached.
Gooper (Bricks’ older brother) – age 35. Hard working responsible Lawyer
Mae (his wife) – age 30. Snob, money grabber.
Big Mama – age 60. Loud-mouthed. Rejected wife, laughs a lot.
Big Dadddy – age 65. Plantation owner, poor man made good. Doesn’t take any crap. Fierce & anxious.
Reverend Tooker age 40-50 pious preacher.
Doctor Baugh -age 30-40. Serious man.
Girl (dixie) , Boy – age 8-12.
Lacy/ Sookie – age 20-40. Servants. Black, Asian, middle eastern.
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