Classic Drama by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Christa El-Said
Performance dates: November 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm and November 11 at 2:00pm
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, debuted on Broadway in 1955. Cat concerns the conflicts of a Mississippi family following the diagnosis of its patriarch, Big Daddy's, stomach cancer and the revelation of his alcoholic son's homosexuality. In 1958, director Richard Brooks adapted Cat into a hugely popular film starring the stunning Elizabeth Taylor as "Maggie the Cat" and Paul Newman as "Brick."
Williams is generally recognized as one of the greatest writers to emerge from the American South as well as a chief architect of the new American drama that followed in the wake of World War II. Certainly his plays shocked their contemporary audiences in their unprecedented treatment of alcoholism and other secret traumas that haunt the everyday. This American classic drama still has much to say to contemporary theatre audiences about mendacity and honesty. The play takes place in Big Daddy's plantation home on the Mississippi Delta on a summer evening in 1957.
Auditions for adults will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012
6:30pm in the Chaffey College Theatre
Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. A Monologue from the show or another Tennessee Williams play is preferred. Bring a current photo and resume.
Call backs will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30pm
Be prepared to cold read from the script.
Auditions for children 6-10 years old will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30pm
Bring a current photo and resume and be prepared to sing "She'll be Coming Around the Mountain" and "Happy Birthday" acapella. The children in the play are very active, sing a lot and chase each other with toy guns.
Fun roles for children. Dramatic roles for adults. Seeking 13 adults and 4 children as actors. All Roles Open
THE FIRST REHEARSAL WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Adults cast as performers and technicians must enroll in Theatre 50 or 51 for 3 units. Children will sign waiver/volunteer forms.
Rehearsals will be scheduled M-TH 6:30-9:30pm. Children will be called only 2 days a week from 6:30-8:30pm.