Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Rehearsals have started for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"...
The cast is dynamite and this play is really Tennessee Williams at his best.
*Keir Dullea who played Brick in the acclaimed 1974 Broadway production is returning to "Cat..." as Big Daddy! His wife Mia Dillon (Tony Award, Crimes of the Heart) will be playing Big Mama!
Rehearsal is a dream come true!
Don't miss it! (Details below)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Elizabeth Falk, Director
Previews: Aug. 29, 30 at 8pm
Runs on the Julie Harris Stage:
August 31 – September 22, 8:00 pm
At the Tennessee Williams Festival: September 27 – 29
This Pulitzer Prize-winning gem is an emotionally intense drama that sizzles with passion and greed. In the course of one steamy evening, a prominent Southern dynasty is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed.
For the first time, WHAT produces a Tennessee Williams classic, giving it the unique perspective of Elizabeth Falk, the first woman to direct at the London’s Globe Theater.
Following our run, the play moves to the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown. It’s the 65th birthday of wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy and his family has gathered to celebrate, while sparing him the news that he’s dying. As son Brick, a hunky former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife Maggie, Brick’s money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their share of the family fortune.
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival
Performances at the Provincetown Town Hall (206 Commercial Street)
September 27, 7:30 pm
September 28, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
September 29, 4:00 pm
Mia Dillon* (Big Momma) is a Tony Award Nominated actress for her portrayal of Babe in Crimes of the Heart. Other Broadway credits include Our Town with Paul Newman, Hay Fever, Once a Catholic (Drama Desk Nomination), The Corn is Green. The Miser, Agnes of God, and Da. She has been seen off Broadway many times in plays such as The Exonerated, The Three Sisters (Manhattan Theatre Club), Come Back Little Sheba(Roundabout Theatre), and regionally at Yale Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alley Theatre, the McCarter and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Film and TV includes Gods and Generals, The Money Pit, Fine Things, All Good Things, Mary and Rhoda, The Cosby Show, the soon to be released Isn’t It Delicious, and all 3 Law & Orders. She can regularly be heard reading short stories on NPR’s Selected Shorts.
Keir Dullea* (Big Daddy) has been a professional actor for 55 years and is thrilled to revisit this play in which he played Brick in the legendary 1974 Broadway revival with Elizabeth Ashley as Maggie and Fred Gwynne as Big Daddy. His other Broadway credits are: Dr. Cook’s Garden, Butterflies Are Free, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, and Doubles. Additional stage appearances include London’s West End and numerous appearances off and off off Broadway and in regional theatres across the country, the most recent being at the Guthrie Theatre in Christopher Hampton’s Tales From Hollywood. He has starred in 26 feature films which include David and Lisa (Golden Globe), 2001: A Space Odyssey as Comdr. Bowman, Mme. X with Lana Turner, Bunny Lake Is Missing opposite Lawrence Oliver, and Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd playing Angelina Jolie’s father. He has appeared in 63 TV films and guest star rolls from Naked City to Damages. He will seen in the soon to be released Isn’t It Delicious. Keir dedicates his performance to the memory of Fred Gwynne.
Elizabeth Falk (Director) has directed 64 productions of drama, musical theatre and opera at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, in Russia, Korea, Austria, 7 states and Shakespeare’s Globe London, the first woman ever to direct there. When an actress, Elizabeth played 5 of Tennessee’s women: Laura (Glass Menagerie), Catherine (Suddenly Last Summer), Hannah (Iguana), Alma (Summer&Smoke) and Maggie. Thrilled to be making her WHAT debut, she spent 40 summers in Truro with husband, writer Lee Falk (d.1999). Married to conductor/wind virtuoso Martin Piecuch, they live in New York and Stonington CT and on their sailing sloop Maestro. Cat is their tenth theatrical collaboration.
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