Excellent Creature, in cooperation with The Philipstown Depot Theatre, will produce Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Auditions are at the Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY:
SATURDAY 12/2 2 p.m. — 5 p.m.
SUNDAY 12/3 7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Sides will be provided.
Maggie and Big Daddy are cast. There will be no children in this production. Seeking all other characters. John Plummer will direct.
Performance dates are March 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, possible extension March 30-April 1.
Rehearsal begins Jan. 8 in Garrison, NY.
Email headshot, resume and preferred audition date to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will notify you of audition time.
Brick: Favorite son and mourned lover. Brick embodies an almost archetypal masculinity. At the same time, the Brick before us is also an obviously broken man because of his repressed homosexual desire for his dead friend Skipper.
Big Mama: Brick's mother. Breathless, sincere, earnest, crude, and bedecked in flashy gems, Mama is a woman embarrassingly dedicated to a man who despises her and in feeble denial of her husband's disgust. She considers Brick her "only son."
Mae: A mean, agitated "monster of fertility" who schemes with her husband Gooper to secure Big Daddy's estate. Mae appears primarily responsible for the burlesques of familial love and devotion that she and the children stage before the grandparents.
Gooper: A successful corporate lawyer. Gooper is Daddy's eldest and least favored son. He deeply resents his parents' love for Brick, viciously relishes in Daddy's illness, and rather ruthlessly plots to secure control of the estate.
Reverend Tooker: A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest at Big Daddy's birthday party. As Williams indicates, his role is to embody the lie of conventional morality. Note especially in Act III his off-hand anecdote about the colors of his cheap chasuble fading into each other.
Doctor Baugh: The sober Baugh is Daddy's physician. He delivers Daddy's diagnosis to Big Mama and leaves her with a prescription of morphine.