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April 12 , 2007
DH 07 JH52
Contact: Joanie Harmon-Whetmore
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Opens at University Theatre on April 20
Carson, CA - The CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre Arts is pleased to announce its last play of the 2006-07 season. Tennessee Williams' smoldering classic, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” will open in the University Theatre on April 20 and continue through April 28. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is best remembered today by the 1958 film version starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. The Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic play tells the story of a southern family on the brink of a crisis while gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of their tycoon patriarch, “Big Daddy.” Favorite son Brick Pollitt is drinking away his pain at having lost his best friend and missing out on a professional football career, while his wife, Maggie, who escaped poverty by marrying money, finds herself lonely in an unfulfilled marriage. To top it off, Brick's brother, Gooper, and his wife and children have come home to lay claim to the family estate. The drama unfolds as each subplot reveals family secrets and intrigue.
The CSUDH production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is staged by guest director Elizabeth Borrud, who has assembled a multicultural cast of experienced actors, students and members of the community. Leading the lineup in the role of Big Daddy will be CSUDH Professor of Theatre Arts Peter Rodney. Jonathan Stanley, an acting student at Harbor College, plays Brick. Also in the cast are CSUDH students Denise Groce as Big Mama and Stephani Esparza as Maggie, supported by Eric Barnett, Brandy Harris, Dueal Andrews and Mark Kerr as their family and friends.
For further information, contact at (310) 243-3588, or the box office at (310) 243-3589. Tickets are $12 to the general public, and $10 for students and seniors. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Online ticket purchases may be made by going to www.zaptix.com, and following the link to California Events.
The University Theatre is located off Tamcliff Street and Victoria Street on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus. The campus is located off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways, east of the 110 Freeway from 190th Street, which becomes East Victoria Street. Parking permits are $3 and are available from the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of the parking lots.
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