Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by Gary Pugh Newman

January 6 to January 29, 2012

The 1st production of the 2012 Season

Written by: Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams’ personal favorite – this play won the Pulitzer in 1955. Wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt is disturbed by both the strained and childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper, whose wife is about to bring forth another in the seemingly endless line of little “no-neck monsters.” Unaware that he is dying of cancer, Big Daddy celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family. Brick’s beautiful and desirable wife, Maggie, tries unsuccessfully to coax her husband away from the bottle. Meanwhile, Brick obsesses over the death of his best friend and the guilt about their relationship. Tensions reach a climax when the truth of Big Daddy’s health is revealed. Will he and Brick manage to resolve their differences?

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The Production Team

Gary Pugh Newman Director
Collin Wenzell Stage Manager
Caitlin McGowan Backstage Hand
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Elizabeth Fatum Lighting Operator
Collin Wenzell Sound Designer
Jared Alexander Sound Operator
Kristina Quevedo Seamstress
Henry Sellenthin Set Designer
Mike Calderaro Master Carpenter

The Cast

Elisa Valentine Maggie
Collin Wenzell Brick
John Musgrave Big Daddy
Joanie Pugh Newman Big Mama
Daniel Hollander Gooper
Christina Whalen Dallaire Mae
Helen Artelis Dr. Baugh
Steve Esfandiary Rev. Tooker
Tony Esfandiary Buster
Brendan Dallaire Sonny
Nicole Artelis Polly