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Pulitzer Prize Winning American Classic

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Thomas Ouellette

JULY 19 - AUGUST 5 | MAIN STAGE

Maggie “the Cat” still burns hot for her ex-football star husband, but Brick only has eyes for the bottom of a whiskey bottle. When Big Daddy returns home from a cancer clinic thinking he’s got a clean bill of health, his family swarms for a slice of the inheritance pie. In Tennessee Williams’ explosive Pulitzer Prize winner, the emotional shockwaves intensify as truths are finally told. Perhaps the crowning achievement of one of America’s greatest playwrights. Mature content. PG14.

For more on this show, read this season's issue of the PSF Newsletter "The Quill."

Sponsor:
Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects

Co-Sponsor:
Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Inc.

Extras:
Meet the actors for an informal talk-back following the performance on Thursday, August 2.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof plays in repertory on the Main Stage with Much Ado About Nothing, featuring the same cast.

The Cast (In order of Appearance)

Sookey:
Felecia White

Lacey:
Jay Slaton

Brick Pollitt:
Tom Degnan*

Gooper Pollitt:
Rob Kahn*

Mae Flynn Pollitt
Carey Van Driest*

Big Mama Pollitt
Jo Twiss*

Big Daddy Pollitt:
Joe Vincent*

Reverend Tooker:
Anthony Reimer*

Dr. Baugh:
Larry Bull*

Pollitt Children
Trixie: Mia Ricci
Sonny: Christopher J. Roeder
Dixie: Zepporah Zotter

Direction & Design

Director:
Thomas Ouellette

Set Designer:
Bob Phillips

Lighting Designer:
Thom Weaver

Costume Designer:
Lisa Zinni

Sound Designer:
Matthew Given

Dialect Coach:
Dudley Knight

Stage Manager:
Hannah Woodward*

Producing Artistic Director
Patrick Mulcahy

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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The Morning Call:

"Forget every theater or movie image you have seen of "Maggie the Cat." This production is one of the most touching I have ever seen."

"Exciting and riveting."

"The cast makes these troubled characters, with all their complicated feelings and mendacity, feel so real."

"Maggie, played by Eleanor Handley, is a cauldron of repressed and frustrated sexuality."

Philadelphia Inquirer:

"Blistering, fast…and simply, moving."

"A joy to watch."

"Jo Twiss (gives) a soaring performance."

"This 'Roof' is superheated"

"a sizzling-fresh production."

East Penn Press:

"This is a fine production."

"Emotionally gripping , often humorous."

"Superb performances in a tightly-wound, fast-paced drama."

Reading Eagle:

"Superb."

"The PSF mounting…is the best I've ever seen."

"It may be the best staging the festival ever has mounted."

"Maggie turns up the heat as far away as Memphis."

"Directed with grace, invention and a virulent psychological truth by Thomas Ouellette."

"Riveting from start to finish."

"This is the best kind of adult theater: provocative and honest."