Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Jeff Knupp

Unaware that he is dying of cancer, disturbed by the childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son, Brick, Big Daddy Pollitt, brings his family together to celebrate his 65th birthday.

Brick's beautiful wife, Maggie unable to lure her husband away from the bottle, swings wildly between seduction and taunts about his obsession with his deceased best friend Skipper. Let Stroller’s Theatre heat up your cold winter nights with this classic, steamy drama - by one of the greatest playwrights of all time.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams's third significant play was a huge commercial success, running for 694 performances on Broadway. It won Williams his third New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and his second Pulitzer Prize (his first being for A Streetcar Named Desire).

Running on the Evjue stage, the tension between Brick, Maggie, Big Daddy and the whole clan, including the “endless line of no-neck monsters,” will be palpable.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: January 11 - February 2, 2013

Performance Times: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 4:00pm
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20 General; $15 Seniors, students with IDs or Strollers member; group discounts

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

How you can help support MadStage! Radio theater page Submit show information to MadStage Information about performance venues Wisconsin playwrights and scripts page Theater humor page Win Free Tickets! Thanks to all those who've contributed to MadStage in the past year! About MadStage Theater and dance classes, workshops, teachers and schools Performance links Performance-related job and volunteer opportunities, plus internship listings Dance Groups featured on MadStage Theater groups featured on MadStage Performance Calendar Home


Auditions will be held on the following days:

Monday, October 1st and
Tuesday, October 2nd

If necessary, call-backs will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Location: Bartell Theatre - Drury Stage 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Times: 7:00 PM
Contact: Jeff Knupp 608-244-5599

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the Dramatists Play Service edition of the script. There are parts for three women and five men. Please refer to the script for a part appropriate to your age. Due to the time period of the play there will be no cross-gender casting of the Reverend and Doctor. Be prepared to read for your audition in a Southern accent.

There are also parts for two boys and two girls, elementary and middle school age. Children should come to the auditions with a parent or another responsible adult, and be prepared to answer some questions and sing a song such as "Happy Birthday" . We'll try to keep most of the children's rehearsals early in the evening until we load in.

Rehearsals will run from 7:00 until 10:00 P.M., Mondays through Fridays, starting in early to mid-November. There will also be appropriate time off around the holidays.