Perseverance Theatre to Stage CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 3/7-30

Perseverance Theatre to Stage CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 3/7-30

Perseverance Theatre opens Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is showing on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage March 7 - March 30, 2014.

Tickets are now available through Hearthside Books, the JACC, online at perseverancetheatre.org or by calling 907-463-TIXS (8497). There are two Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Sunday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30p.m. and two Pay-As-You-Can Performances on Sunday, March 9 and Thursday, March 13 at 7:30p.m.

At the center of this classic American drama by Tennessee Williams, Big Daddy, Brick, and Maggie the Cat are part of a southern family in crisis who must, in the course of one night, confront years of lying, deceit, and burying the truth. Williams followed A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie with this story of generations to secure his place as one of the great American playwrights. This Pulitzer Prize winning Drama is directed by guest artist Robert Barry Fleming and starring local favorite Enrique Bravo as Brick with guest artists Herbert Siguenza as Big Daddy and Elizabeth M. Kelly as Maggie the Cat.

Robert Barry Fleming (Director) was recently represented Off-Broadway as an Associate Producer for the NYC revival of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif. With a wealth of varied performing, producing, directing and coaching experiences on and off-Broadway and at leading resident theatre venues including The Public, Arena Stage, The Taper, The Folger, The Guthrie, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, RBF is ecstatic to have the opportunity to helm this production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Perseverance Theatre.

The cast is a solid blend of local and national talent, Artistic Company Lead Enrique Bravo (Seminar and Treasure Island) returns to the Perseverance Mainstage to play Brick. Actor and screenwriter Elizabeth M. Kelly from Los Angeles plays Maggie; Skagway actress Meredith H. Schmidt plays Mae; local actress and choreographer Ricci Adan plays Big Mama; Los Angeles actor Herbert Siguenza (a founding member of Culture Clash) plays Big Daddy; Juneau local Jeff Hedges plays Reverend Tooker; New York based actor Victor Cuenca plays Gooper; veteran Perseverance actor Benjamin Brown plays Doctor Baugh; and Alex Pierce plays Lacey/Sookey. The children are played by Callahan Jon Croteau, Selma Jesse Houck, and Dorothy Kuterbach.

Artistic Director Art Rotch designs the lights and Akiko Nishijima Rotch designs the set. Erin Shultz from New York City designs costumes; Juneau favorite Rory Stitt designs the sound; and Olivia Tymon returns for the second time this season to stage manage.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was written in 1939. The play made its Broadway debut at the Morosco Theater on March 24, 1955. The production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie and Ben Gazzara as Brick. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof received the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for drama.

Performances of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on the last Sunday (March 30).

Tickets to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are now on sale and range from $14-$34. Discounted tickets for groups of ten or more may be purchased by calling 907-463-TIXS (8497). For ticket reservations, call the Perseverance Theatre Box Office at 907-463-TIXS (8497), go online at www.perseverancetheatre.org, or pick them up at either Hearthside Books or the JACC.

Perseverance Theatre was founded in 1979 in Juneau. Thirty-four years later, we've grown into a leading professional theatre in Alaska, recognized both statewide and nationally for our programming, training and development that's reflective of the Alaskan community, including 65 world premieres of plays by Alaskan and national playwrights. Perseverance Theatre's mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, professional rigor, and regional voice. This year, Perseverance launches its third season as a statewide institution, performing in Anchorage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Find more information on Perseverance Theatre at www.perseverancetheatre.org.

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