“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Westfield Community Players

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
by Tennessee Williams

When it was first produced in 1955, Tennesee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was the winner of both Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Award as the best play of the season. The 1958 screen adaptation (starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman) was nominated for six academy awards, but was a watered-down version, glossing over several themes Williams originally explored: alcoholism, infidelity, sexual frustration, and homosexuality. The story centers on a Mississippi family divided by greed and favoritism, and their reaction when they learn the patriarch is dying of cancer. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a masterpiece of American theater, with vivid, funny and real characters exploring themes that are as relevent today as they were almost half a century ago.

Performed by Westfield Community Players
At Westfield Community Playhouse
Performances ran
Saturday, October 13, 2001 thru Saturday, November 3, 2001
Mae.... Lynn Langone
Big Daddy.... Charles Azen Has Bio
Big Mama.... Sheila Harding Has Bio
Brick.... Bret Boyle
Doc Baugh.... Michael Kerns Has Bio
Gooper.... Patrick Feld
Maggie.... Renee Delorenzo
Rev. Tucker.... Mike Losole
Sookey.... Anitra Younger
Child.... Lucy Bacque
Child.... Michael Molino Jr.
Child.... Steven Spinelli
Child.... Nina Vidakovic
Directed by Naomi Yablonsky
Assistant Directed by Jerry Yablonsky
Stage Managed by Stacy Grohol
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Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.