Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

 

Synopsis: In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms. 

Cast

Margaret Karol A. Gorman
Brick Tony Craig
Mrs. Brightie Glenda Adams
Dixie Monya Halpern
Trixie Caroline Allen
Polly Marlo Raizk
Buster Bobby Bruce
Sonny Lewis "Kit" Kievit
Mae Lee Smith
Gooper Larry Nix
Big Mama Cindy Elliot
Dr. Baugh David Matthews
M.L. Tooker L.J. Hallenborg
Big Daddy Michael Moore

Rehearsal Understudy

to Mr. Craig

Gary De Bois

 

Production Staff

Director Haller Laughlin
Designer Peter B. Young
Technical Director Peter B. Young
Stage Manager Nancy Brady
Assistant Director Donald Scialappa
Props Procuring Karol Gorman
Props Run Crew Douglas Brown
Lighting Master Control Russ Pascoe
Lighting Special Effects George Lynn
Light Crew Steve Cymbalski
  Jeff Daniel
Sound Effects & Operator David Allen
Scene Construction & Painting Wendell Colston
  Leon Conkin
  Nancy Brady
  Steve Cymbalski
  Greg Harden
  Juan Nevedo
  Skip Riley
  David Matthews
  Steve Service
  Steve Tuley
Costume Designers Jill Raizk
  Pat Weeks
  Susan Stafford
Makeup Pat Weeks
  Laurie Hallenborg
House Manager George Gabana