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The Keegan Theatre Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

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The Keegan Theatre presents Tennessee Williams' masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the inaugural production in the company's renovated theatre. The show will open on June 27, 2015, and will run through July 26, 2015. "We are beyond excited to open our next season in our upgraded and modernized facility," says Mark A. Rhea, Keegan's producing artistic director. "We can finally provide our audiences the comfort and facility that they deserve, while keeping the intimacy and feel of the original space. On top of the thrill of reopening - with a theater that Keegan can call our own - to reopen with the first play that Keegan ever produced is the icing on the cake."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea, the husband and wife team who run the theater company and who played the iconic roles of Brick and Maggie the last time Keegan mounted the classic, in 2001. The show played in the US and in Ireland to great acclaim, and it marked a turning point in the couple's relationship. "Cat is significant to me for so many reasons," continues Rhea. "Not only was it the first show Keegan produced - the show that put us on the map - but it's also the show where my relationship with my now wife took root, when we tackled it again in 2001. To now direct the show with her feels symbolic in more ways than I can describe - a handing down of these roles that meant so much to us, and a celebration of how far this company has come. "We feel a keen understanding and familiarity with this masterpiece and are absolutely thrilled to tackle this project together for Keegan's reopening."

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features company members and audience favorites. Brianna Letourneau and Kevin Hasser star as Maggie and Brick Pollitt, and Kevin Adams takes on the role as Big Daddy. The show also features Linda High, Colin Smith, Kerri Rambow, Richie Montgomery, Jade Jones, Ian Coleman and Tim Lynch. The design team features set designer Matthew Keenan (HAIR), light designer Michael Innocenti (The Woman in Black), sound designer Tony Angelini (The Woman in Black), costume designer Erin Nugent The Best Man), properties and set dressing by Carol Floretta Baker (HAIR), and hair and makeup design by Craig Miller (HAIR). "We have the cream of the crop on stage and an elite and accomplished design team to create the world of the play," says Rhea. "We are ready to get back to producing theatre. Everyone is chomping at the bit to open this production with our audience and donor base, who have been faithful throughout this fundraising and renovation period. We're ready to give something back to them, and to get back to doing what we do best."

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