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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Production

Director Grant Froman opens the 1998-1999 theater season with a production of the Tennessee Williams Classic, "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof". The play opens on November 5, 1998 and has a run of 3 days.

A gifted cast of actors featuring former Jonesboro actress, Margaret Ann Osoinach, in the role of Maggie the Cat. Known professionally as Maggie Greet, the New York based actress shares the stage with newcover Keith Forrester as Brick. Also featured in the production is Paul B. Gilbert, Assistant Director of Theater Arts at Arkanss State University; in the role of Big Daddy. Additional cast memebers include Kenna Callahan as Big Mama, Angela Rockwell-Tyler as Mae; Jamie Lawson as Gooper, Big Daddy's other son; Patrick Dupriest as Lacey; Nicole del Giudice as Sookey, Robert Stogsdill as Dr. Baugh; Guy McAndrew as Rev. Tooker; Vanessa Malagna as Dixie; Dylan Nelson as Buster; A.J. Malagna as Sonny; and Ashley Klingensmith as Trixie. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof chronicles the epic drama of the Pollit family, headed by the household patriach, Big Daddy. Set in a plantation house in the South, the play revolves around a number of family conflicts that are both physical and emotional in nature. The play opens on a family gathering to celebrate the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy. The play's focus is Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick and alcoholic, and his wife Margaret - better known as Maggie the Cat. Brick is too consumed by alcohol to pay attention to anything, neither the petty issues that annoy his wife, or the ineritence of the plantation. HIs brother, Gooper, and his wife Mae, however, are intent on a plot to win Big Daddy's favor - and control of the plantation. What follows is a complex drama with an underlying thread of evil that effects the entire family.

Cat on a HOt Tin Roof opens on Thursday, November 5, 1998 at teh Forum, 115 East Monroe in Jonesboro. The play runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 5th through November 7. Curtain times are 7:30 pm each evening. All seats are general admisssion and tickets may be purchased at the door. The Box office will open at 5:30 pm nightly. Tickets are $8.00 for adults adn $6.00 for students. This play contains physical and emotional conflicts and is intended for a mature audience. For more information call the Foundation of Arts 935-2726.

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