Monday, January 14, 2019

The Roadrunner Theatre Company presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


From: Roadrunner Theatre Company <>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 5:46 PM
Subject: For immediate release



The Roadrunner Theatre Company extends its repertoire into classic drama with Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the play's themes of death, deceit and desire are as timeless now as when Williams wrote 60 years ago. A "masterpiece of marital, familial and sexual dysfunction" Cat hurtles its audience into a steamy southern night as the Pollitt family gathers to celebrate its dying patriarch's 65th birthday — and fight for control of the biggest plantation in the Mississippi delta.


Cat has some of the most iconic characters in American theater: Maggie the Cat herself, captive to a passionless marriage and unable to produce the child that would secure her inheritance; Maggie's husband Brick, a former football hero desperate for daily alcoholic refuge from his own sexual ambiguity; family head Big Daddy, dying of cancer and raging against the dying of his light; and Big Mama, ready after a lifetime of humiliated subservience to assert her own familial dominance.


Director Mark Klugheit notes that Williams' extraordinary script and the opportunity to portray these singular characters drew some of Tucson's best known stage actors to Roadrunner's intimate venue. Watching up close as Cynthia Jeffery, Roger Owen, Robert Anthony Peters and Sara Jackson and the rest of his cast give life to Williams' exquisite words, Klugheit promises, will be an experience not easily forgotten. 


In another first for Roadrunner, performances will be at two locations: at Roadrunner Theatre, 8892 East Tanque Verde Road (Jan. 11-12, 18-19 and Feb. 1-2 at 7:00 pm and Jan. 13, 20 and Feb. 3 at 2:00 pm); and at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott Avenue (Jan. 24-26 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 26-27 at 2:30 pm).


Tickets $20, with discounts for students, seniors, military and starving actors. or 520-207-2491.

Contact: Mark Klugheit, 520-907-7209;




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