STEVENS POINT — Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a Southern family fraught with secrets will be staged by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Department of Theatre and Dance Oct. 12-14 and 17-20.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 17-20, in the Studio Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center. A matinee show will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The show contains adult themes and language and is not for young children.
Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1950s, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a time capsule of the southern culture of the time, said the play’s director, Assistant Professor Jared Hanlin. Plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt is marking his 65th birthday, while his alcoholic son, Brick, and daughter-in-law, Maggie, battle each other and Brick’s older brother and his wife. The play won Williams the Pulitzer in 1955 and in 1958 it became an Academy Award-nominated film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.
Tickets for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” are $23 for adults and seniors or $13 for ages 17 and younger, and are available at the UW-Stevens Point Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, by calling 715-346-4100 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Discounts are available for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff.
Tickets are also available for the First Nighters package Friday, Oct. 12, which includes dinner before the performance (www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/Pages/First-Nighters.aspx).
Photo courtesy UWSP. Christine Latourette, as Maggie, and BJ Sudhoff, as Brick, rehearse a scene from “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at UW-Stevens Point.