DeLand, FL – Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is a powerful, moving story of a dysfunctional family and its rivalries, tensions and intense selfish desires.
The play gives us a glimpse into one of the wealthiest households in Mississippi, the Pollitt family. The Pollitt’s have gathered to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65 birthday, but are hiding a disconcerting medical diagnosis from him. As the family members squabble over winning Big Daddy’s (patriarch and cotton tycoon) affections, we focus on his youngest son, Brick, and Brick’s wife, Maggie, “the Cat.” Brick has recently lost his best friend, Skipper and has taken to reclusive and destructive behavior. A lack of intimacy between Brick and Maggie, and a cloud of deceit creates a storm of tension in the Pollitt household.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way the production is turning out,” said Julia Schmitt, Ph.D., director. “With a set and costumes that evoke a Southern estate from the 1950s, and actors that are offering larger-than-life performances, we’re creating a night of theater that will be truly memorable for audiences.”
Performances are Thurs., Nov. 17-Sat., Nov.19 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 20, at 3 p.m., in Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission is $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and non-Stetson students. For information or reservations, call the box office at 386-822-8700. All reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to curtain.