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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams

Summary: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a true theatre classic. Set over the course of one evening in a plantation house in the Deep South of the 1950s it involves the emotions of a family torn by lies, ambition, greed, love and/or lust and repressed sexuality. The play explores the motivations of each family member and, particularly for anyone only familiar with the Elizabeth Taylor/Paul Newman film (which rewrote Williams' original version), it is not at all clear who is in the right and who is in the wrong.

Maggie, 'the Cat', is in a loveless, celibate marriage to the handsome but burdened and repressed younger son Brick who wants nothing more than to get drunk. Mae, 'the monster of fertility' is married to the successful yet boring older son Gooper who wants to inherit his father’s estate. Both women and one son are ambitious: Maggie for herself; Gooper and Mae for themselves and their children. Gooper and Brick’s parents, Big Mama and Big Daddy, are deceived by both sons, but are yet aware of the many lies that surround them. Over the course of the evening lies surface, truth is sometimes told and one of the daughters appears triumphant. But is her triumph merely another lie?

Dates and times: Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 August 2014 at 7.30 pm, Sunday 10 August at 3.00 pm, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 August at 6.30 pm, Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 August at 7.30 pm.

Ticket prices: $25 for waged adults, $20 for seniors, unwaged adults and tertiary students with valid ID, $20 for Stagecraft members and $15 for high-school students with valid ID. Groups of 10+ (all on the same night) are $20 per person. Two tickets for $30 on the first Thursday for all ticket categories. Early bird discount: book for the first week of the play and get $3 off the full ticket price ($22 instead of $25).

Cast: 

  • Brick - Cormac Maguire
  • Maggie - Amy Whiterod
  • Big Daddy - Allan Burne
  • Big Mama - Felicity Cozens
  • Gooper - Ben Haddock
  • Mae - Meredith Dooley
  • Doc Baugh - Harry Gibbons
  • Rev Tooker - Andrew Cross

Crew: David Cox (Director) Sam Perry (Production Manager)

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof