CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
November 2-18, 2018
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
(Click here for directions)
MTC MainStage presents
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
A Play by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Kevin Connors
Stage Managed by Gary Betsworth
Tech Direction & Scenic Design by Kelly Burr Nelson
Lighting Design by Michael Blagys
Sound Design by Will Atkin
Props Design by Merrie Deitch
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
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. 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.
ELIZABETH DONNELLY (Mae) Elizabeth is delighted to be back at MTC, where she was last seen in It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Regional acting credits include productions at PaperMill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Vineyard Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Stoneham Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, and WAM. NYC credits include new works at The Brick, The Workshop Theatre, and the Frigid Festival. Many thanks to everyone at MTC. Love to Eric and Nathaniel.
ANDREA LYNN GREEN (Maggie) MTC debut! NYC: The Home Place (Irish Rep), Harrison, TX (Primary Stages), Rocket Science (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Weston/Gulfshore Playhouse), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Hartford Stage), Giant (Dallas Theatre Center), Lucy (Delaware Theatre Company) TV/Film: Crashing, The Mysteries of Laura, Elementary, The Carrie Diaries, The Super.
JEFF GURNER (Doc Baugh) is thrilled to return to MTC having just appeared in Jekyll & Hyde. Broadway: The Lion King. Off Broadway: Five Course Love, The London Cuckolds, The Comedy of Errors, The Man of Destiny. Regional: Peter & the Starcatcher (Pioneer Theatre Company), Billy Elliot (Gateway Playhouse), A Christmas Story (St. Louis Rep), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Playmakers Rep), Harold & Maude The Musical (Papermill Playhouse), Brimstone (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Silver Dollar (Goodspeed).
CYNTHIA HANNAH (Big Mamma) Cindy has appeared at MTC in: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; A Christmas Carol-A Radio Play; God Of Carnage and Almost Maine. She has done over 120 commercials as well as The Guiding Light, All My Children and Billy Joel's video, Keeping the Faith. Her theatre credits include the Westport Country Playhouse, Long Warf Theatre, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. She wrote The Pope which was part of TAW's Playwright Festival and won an ACE award as Associate Producer of Hughie with Jason Robards.
FRANK MASTRONE (Big Daddy) is very excited to be return MTC after appearing in The Bridges of Madison County last season. He has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Big: The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde and Saturday Night Fever. Some Off Broadway, National Tour and concert credits include Tapestry: The Music of Carol King (Union Square Theatre), Cats, Les Miserables, Evita, Mamma Mia, Kismet (City Center Encores) and South Pacific, Show Boat and Kristina (all at Carnegie Hall).
ROBERT MOBLEY (Gooper) is pleased to be performing at MTC. Recently seen in: The Standing Place, TAW, The Seagull (Trigorin) ATA, Manipulation,The Cherry Lane Theater, Tennessee William’s Suddenly Last Summer, Abingdon Theater, Macbeth (Banquo), NY Classic Theater, Coriolanus (Tullus Aufidius), The Shakespeare Project, and “Names” (John Garfield), Marilyn Monroe, LA.
MICHAEL RAVER (Brick) Off-Broadway: The Persians (National Actors Theatre), Vieux Carre (The Pearl), Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet (Aquila/Lincoln Center), Death Comes For The War Poets (Sheen Center), Fire On Babylon (Wild Project). Select regional: Bay Street, Orlando Shakes, American Stage, Great River Shakes, Playhouse on Park, Ivoryton Playhouse. Various film and TV.
JIM SCHILLING (Preacher) Jim co-founded MTC in 1987 and has served as teaching artist, Artist in Residence, director, general manager, actor, producer and currently as Director of the School of Performing Arts and MTC’s Managing Director. Acting credits include John Guare’s A Day for Surprises, Upper Broadway (Westport Country Playhouse), Hamlet (with Tony Roberts), South Pacific (with Jamie Farr), The Fantasicks (with Rich Forum)