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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Show Looking for Performers

Stockton, CA, United StatesID: 198514Exp: 10/22/2022
Category:Theater
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Casting actors for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: A classic drama set in the lavish southern home of family patriarch “Big Daddy” on the occasion of his 65th birthday, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of a family imploding under the stress of dark secrets, lies, and yearning for acceptance, love, and the truth. The personal favorite of author Tennessee William’s plays, this production will have you feeling the heat of summer even during the winter months. Additional info: Callbacks by invitation on October 24th. Location TBA. Show date: January 19-February 5, 2023 Please apply if interested.

8 roles

MaggieFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The play’s cat. Maggie’s loneliness and Brick’s refusal to make her his desire, has made her hard, nervous, and bitchy. The woman constantly posing in the mirror, Maggie holds the audiences transfixed. The exhilaration of the play lies in the force of the audience’s identification with its gorgeous heroine, a woman desperate in her sense of loneliness, who is made all the more beautiful in her envy, longing, and dispossession.

BrickMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The favorite son and mourned lover. Brick embodies an almost archetypal masculinity. At the same time, the Brick before us is also an obviously broken man because of his repressed homosexual desire for his dead friend Skipper.

Big DaddyMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Brick’s father. Affectionately dubbed by Maggie as an old-fashioned “Mississippi redneck,” Daddy is a large, brash, and vulgar plantation millionaire who believes he has returned from the grave. Though his coming death has been quickly repressed, in some sense Daddy has confronted its possibility. In returning from “death’s country,” Daddy would force his son to face his own desire.

Big MamaFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Brick’s mother. Fat, breathless, sincere, earnest, crude, and bedecked in flashy gems, Mama is a woman embarrassingly dedicated to a man who despises her and in feeble denial of her husband’s disgust. She considers Brick her “only son.”

MaeFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A mean, agitated “monster of fertility” who schemes with her husband Gooper to secure Big Daddy’s estate. Mae appears primarily responsible for the burlesques of familial love and devotion that she and the children stage before the grandparents.

GooperMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A successful corporate lawyer. Gooper is Daddy’s eldest and least favored son. He deeply resents his parents’ love for Brick, viciously relishes in Daddy’s illness, and rather ruthlessly plots to secure control of the estate.

Reverend TookerMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest at Big Daddy’s birthday party. As Williams indicates, his role is to embody the lie of conventional morality. Note especially in Act III his off-hand anecdote about the colors of his cheap chasuble fading into each other. (Same sides as Dr. Baugh)

Doctor BaughMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The sober Baugh is Daddy’s physician. He delivers Daddy’s diagnosis to Big Mama and leaves her with a prescription of morphine.