Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
                                                                                               
                                                                                                              March 14-17, 2013
8pm Thursday - Saturday
2pm Sunday

Arthur Miller Theatre
on U-M's North Campus
1226 Murfin Street, Ann Arbor



YouTube Video




Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by iconic playwright Tennessee Williams, is the story of a Southern family in crisis. The Pollit family throws a party to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy, "the Delta's biggest cotton-planter." All family members (except Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama) are aware that Big Daddy is dying of cancer; they have lied to Big Daddy and Big Mama to spare them pain on his birthday. Maggie, witty and beautiful, has escaped a childhood of poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family, but finds herself unfilled. The family is aware that favorite son Brick has not slept with Maggie for a long time, which has strained their marriage. Brick, an aging football hero, infuriates her by ignoring his brother Gooper's attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick's indifference and his near-continuous drinking relate to the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Maggie fears that Brick's malaise will ensure that Gooper and his wife Mae end up with Big Daddy's inheritance. Over the course of one evening, the party devolves into a miasma of greed and mendacity that threatens to tear the family apart.


Written By:
Tennessee Williams

Directed By: Kat Walsh

     
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cast
Anna Heinl                Maggie
James Ingagiola         Brick
Alex Berneis              Mae
Susie Berneis             Big Momma
Charles Sutherland      Big Daddy
Glenn Bugala              Gooper
Steven White             Reverend Tooker
Michael Joseph           Doctor Baugh
Heather Liebal            Servant
Wendy Ascione-Juska  Servant
Mary Kowalski             Servant

Production Staff:
(Artistic) Assistant Director: Isaac Ellis
Producer: Jesyka Palmer
Stage Manager: Alexa Duscay
Scene Designer: Nate Doud
Puppetrey: Carrie Elizabeth Morris
Lights/Sound Board Operator: Michelle Onwochei
Sound Designer: Matt Steward
Costume Designer: Amanda Barnett
Artistic Consultant: Emily Lyon
Musical Director: David Zubl
Props Master: Molly Kraus-Steinmetz
Publicity Photographer: Tom Steppe
Graphic Designer: Claudia Kimble