The Newtowne Players production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opened Friday, Aug. 10 at Three Notch Theatre.
The theatre is home to the Newtowne Players and is located in the former Lexington Park Library building at 21744 South Coral Drive.
Directed by Bill Farrar, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is Williams’ drama about a wealthy Southern family who gather to celebrate what is likely to be Big Daddy Pollit’s last birthday and to vie for ownership of his plantation.
The show will run Aug. 10- 26, 2007 at Three Notch Theatre. This is an adult drama and contains strong language and adult situations that may not be suitable for young children.
Williams’ play had been described by critics as being “ripe with verbal fireworks.”
The NY Times called it “a stunning drama…It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.” The reviewer went on to write, “In a plantation house, the members of the family are celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of the Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The tone is gay. But the mood is somber. For a number of old evils poison the gaiety—sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, a desperate eagerness not to believe in the truths that surround them… “
Tickets are $15, with a reduced rate of $12 for students and seniors. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and at 3:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinees. Door opens at 7 p.m. Thursday evening shows are only $10 for all tickets.
The Newtowne Players, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community theatre run by volunteers. For more information on volunteering, auditioning, sponsoring the theatre, information on upcoming events, or to reserve tickets, call 301-737-5447, or visit our Website at www.newtowneplayers.org