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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
25 Jan, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
About the Show:
This is a play about deceit, set on a Southern Plantation in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s. The family are gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of “Big Daddy” however the mood is sombre because a number deceits that plague the members of the family: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future.
Show Dates: 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 April 2015
2-3 minute dramatic monologue and be prepared to cold read from the script
Margaret (f) (early 30s) Wife of Brick, former Cheerleader and local beauty queen. Despite their problems, still completely in love with Brick.
Brick (M) (early 30s) Husband of Margaret, ex football player turned commentator. Has a drinking problem and a broken ankle. Onstage for almost entire show.
Big Daddy (M) (65) Father of Brick and Gooper and husband of Big Mama. Patriarch and builder of the now very big and wealthy plantation. A BIG personality. Ideally would like a big physical actor but it is more important the strength of personality comes across. Very big role in every sense!
Mae (f) (30-40) Wife of Gooper. Pregnant with her 6th child. Former beauty queen. Determined her husband will inherit all.
Gooper (m) (30-40) Husband of Mae, son of Big Daddy. Lawyer but dominated by his wife.
Big Mama (f) (60s) Married to Big Daddy for 40 years. Can be strong but in his shadow when he decides.
Reverend Tooker (m) Age flexible. Not a big role, really there to do as Big Daddy wishes for support of his church.
Doctor Baugh (m) Age flexible, but probably older. Again not a big role but on stage more than the lines suggest. Needs to be able to convincing show much deception.
Dixie (f) (child) Young child of Mae and Gooper. Small role.
Buster (m) (child) Young child of Mae and Gooper. Small role.
Sonny (m) (child) Young child of Mae and Gooper. Small role.
Trixie (f) (child) Young child of Mae and Gooper. Small role.
Lacey (m) (30-60) “Negro” handyman. Very small role
Sookey (f) (30-60) “Negro” maid. Very small role
Daisy (f) (20-60) “Negro” field hand. Very small role.
Brightie (m/f) (20-60+) “Negro” field hand. Very small role.
Small (m/f) (20-60+) “Negro” field hand. Very small role.
Director: Jane Sherwood
To arrange an audtion please contact Jane Sherwood: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0421 974 286