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'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' opens April 20

A Pulitzer Prize winner, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by playwright Tennessee Williams will open at the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County on April 20.

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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” this season’s drama for the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County, will open Friday, April 20 and run April 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 as well as May 4 and 5.
 
The plot revolves around a wealthy southern plantation owner whose recent ill health is causing the family to take steps to divide the property.
 
Big Daddy’s son Gooper, a corporation lawyer, and his wife, who is expecting their sixth child, are fighting for control of the plantation. Younger son Brick, a former standout athlete, cares nothing about anything but drinking since the death of his best friend Skipper. He has turned away from his wife, the infamous Maggie the Cat, who is doing everything within her power to get him to return to her and claim his rightful share of the inheritance.
 
A Pulitzer Prize winner, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” followed playwright Tennessee Williams’ first two award winners, “The Glass Menagerie” and “Streetcar Named Desire." It opened on Broadway in 1955 and was produced as a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in 1958. The film earned Academy Awards for its writing, acting and directing. The play contains adult themes and language and may not be appropriate for younger children
 
Little Theatre’s production will feature Dave Cleveland as Big Daddy Pollit, Pat Potter as Big Mama, Elizabeth Holmes as Maggie the Cat, Conner Mast as Brick, Kathy Bergstrom Blair as Mae, Kenn Holmes as Gooper, Mike Taylor as Dr. Baugh, Michael Antonelli as Rev. Tooker, Avery Simon as Lacey, Pam Douglas as Sookie, and Dan Conkle and Danielle Blair as field hands.
 
Children are played by Reid Heller as Sonny, Rees Maloon as Trixie, Braylon Mooney as Buster, Camryn Obrien as Dixie and Elionna Weaver as Polly.
 
Staffing the production are Lee Elliott, artistic director and publicity; Rex Huffman, assistant director; Tom Albury, lighting design; John Wallace, stage design; Kenn Holmes and Wallace and Sam Kraus, set construction; Pam Douglas, stage manager and props; Kathy Cummings, backstage assistant; Rex Huffman, costumes; Kathy Blair Bergstrom, banners, poster and programs; Allison Morris, photography; and Debi DeVore, hair and makeup.
 
Roxie Long serves as the producer and Pat Potter as the dialogue coach.
 
Tickets are $13 and will be available at the door or reserved by calling the box office at Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts at 330-672-2787.
 

Published: April 13, 2018
New Article ID: 2018180419999