CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

By Tennessee Williams, Directed by Mitchell Hebert

March 30 – April 24, 2016

Buy-tickets-buttonAn American treasure brimming with intensity and wit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof follows the powerful Southern family of the aging Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama. As their son Brick and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie “the Cat” scramble to secure their part of Big Daddy’s estate, troubled relationships come to a stormy climax and a shockwave of secrets are revealed.

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PLAYWRIGHT

Tennessee Williams was a master playwright of the twentieth century, and his plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, andCat On A Hot Tin Roof are considered among the finest of the American stage. At their best, his twenty-five full-length plays combined lyrical intensity, haunting loneliness, and hypnotic violence. He is widely considered the greatest Southern playwright and one of the greatest playwrights in the history of American drama.

DIRECTOR

Mitchell Hébert most recently appeared in Uncle VanyaThe Nutcracker, How to Write a New Book for the Bible (Helen Hayes nomination), and directed Glengarry Glen Ross (Helen Hayes Award –directing) at Round House. Previous RHT credits include The Drawer Boy (Helen Hayes nomination), Young Robin Hood, Charming Billy, Around the World in 80 Days, Eurydice, and Crime and Punishment.  Local credits include The Laramie Project at Ford’s Theatre, After the Fall at Theater J ( Helen Hayes Award – acting),and Clybourne Park (Helen Hayes nomination) at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where he is a long-time company member. Other Woolly credits include: The Gigli Concert, Kvetch, and The Clean House. He has performed at many of the DC area’s theatres including Ford’s Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Theater J, Forum Theatre, Theatre of the First Amendment, and Olney Theatre Center, where he also directed Rabbit Hole. Mitchell is on the faculty of the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

SCENIC DESIGNER

Meghan Raham

COSTUME DESIGNER

Ivania Stack

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andrew R. Cissna

SOUND DESIGNER

Christopher Baine

DIALECTS

Lynn Watson

PROPS MASTER

Kasey Hendricks

DRAMATURG

Brent Stansell

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