Tennessee Williams’ famous play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens this Thursday at the Carmel Community Playhouse. One of the angst-driven playwright’s most famous stageplays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof became an enormous sensation after it opened on Broadway and then was made into a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor opposite Paul Newman.
|Short video with classic performances by Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in a tense scene from Tennessee William’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.|
The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 and thrust Tennessee Williams into the limelight as an acclaimed stageplay author. “Cat” is a tense and turbulent story of the crisis of a bigger-than-life but dysfunctional Southern family that relies more on mendacity than love to keep itself together. In the video above, you can hear Elizabeth Taylor interpreting Maggie’s famous line, “I’m not living with you! We occupy the same cage, that’s all!”
The two Carmelite actors who will be taking up the challenge of the stellar roles are LisaMarie Smith in the part of Maggie “the cat” and Damon Dennin in the part of co-star, Brick. Both have extensive backgrounds in theatre and the performing arts. The supporting cast is a strong one, and prospective audience members can look forward to a real emotional roller coaster of an evening.
Carmel, the rapidly-growing, upscale suburb just north of Indianapolis in Central Indiana, has long constructed a solid reputation for excellence in the arts. The new Carmel Arts and Design District is a dressy testament to the important position granted to the arts among Carmel society. The Carmel Community Players, along with the Actors Theatre of Indiana, are the city’s organizations representing the theatrical arts,.
Whereas the Actors Theatre of Indiana is a professional theatrical company, the Carmel Community Players are a volunteer community effort. Between these two organizations, the city of Carmel is able to offer just about anything its stage-oriented residents could wish for in the way of live theatre.
The Carmel Community Players are promoting a new dinner show package which makes your evening at the theatre complete. Dine at the Clay Terrace Shopping Mall‘s Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House or Kona Grill and get two tickets and one gift card for $25 for participating restaurants in Carmel. For more details about the “Dinner and a Show” package, click here.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
February 11 – 14 and 18 – 21, 2010
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors
Carmel Community Playhouse
14299 Clay terrace Bl, Suite 140
Carmel, IN 46032
Box Office: 317.815.9387
Other upcoming productions by the Carmel Community Players: Crimes of the Heart (April 15 – 25, 2010), How I Learned to Drive (June 3 – 13, 2010) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (July 22 – Aug 1, 2010).