"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" @ Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
When: Sun Sep 1st
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: Wellfleet Harbor Junior Actors Theater | 2357 Route 6 | Wellfleet
Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” opens August 31 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and runs through September 22. Real-life husband and wife Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon will play the classic couple, Big Daddy and Big Mama.
Since starring in the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Mr. Dullea has starred in both films and plays. He said he was especially excited to play Big Daddy in this production because he played Brick, Big Daddy’s son, in the 1974 Broadway production with Elizabeth Ashley and Fred Gwynne.
Mia Dillon won a Tony nomination for her role as Babe in the original 1981 Broadway play “Crimes of the Heart.” She has had a very strong presence in the theater world, starring in such shows as “Our Town” with Paul Newman and “Agnes of God,” among others.
Ms. Dillon said she appreciates the genius of Williams’s poetic writing, which gives her the chance, as an actor, “to explore deep emotions in the safe place of the stage.” The couple has been married 15 years and have enjoyed performing together often.
Director Elizabeth Falk has also cast newcomers Madeleine Lambert as Maggie and Steven De Marco as Brick. Ms. Falk has directed 64 productions of drama, musical theater and opera at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and off-Broadway, as well as in many countries abroad. She was the first woman to direct at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Wellfleet’s production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be offered Thursdays through Mondays at 8 PM through September 22. Tickets are $27; $37 for premium seating; those under 18 or with student ID: $10. Ticketing is online at www.WHAT.org.
From Wellfleet, this production continues on to the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, for four performances at the town hall, 206 Commercial Street, on September 27 at 7:30 PM; September 28 at 2 PM and 8 PM; and September 29 at 4 PM. From Lewis Black – the popular comedian featured on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – comes a script that’s been called a cross between The Philadelphia Story and Noises Off.
With stage, TV, and film stars Mark Linn-Baker and LizBeth Mackay. $37, $10 students.