Newtown Arts Company
Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:
Wed, July 10, 7-10pm
Thurs, July 11, 7-10pm
CALLBACKS, by invitation
Sat, July 13, 1:30-4:30
Newtown United Methodist Church (park and enter from the back)
35 Liberty St. Newtown, PA 18940
October 17-23, 2019
Rehearsals to start Wed, July 24, and to be held Wednesdays & Thursdays from 7-10, and Sundays 2-5pm, generally at Newtown United Methodist Church.
If you foresee having multiple schedule conflicts we kindly ask that you reconsider auditioning for this production.
All roles are non-paid, non-equity. All roles are open, and some actors may be cast in multiple roles.
Relax and enjoy the experience! We welcome veteran actors, as well as those who are new or have been on stage in a while. We enjoy having you, and may be able to cast family members together in our productions. We have watched many of our child actors grow up in the company.
Sign up for a 30 minute time slot. Appointments preferred, but we may be able to accommodate walk-ups. (If you are interested in auditioning but can’t make these times, please contact us at [email protected], as other accomodations may be made.)
Complete the audition form in advance and bring it with you. Make sure to include schedule conflicts!
Copy and paste link for audition form: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af09bd4d3-1dd7-490c-a51f-da4014ec85e7
Bring a head shot or recent photo, and a resume (if you have one.)
Contact us at [email protected] or 215-860-7058
Director: James McCrane
Producers: Jane DeKorte & Andrea Ballow
Please visit our website for more information about the show or season: http://www.newtownartscompany.com/
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Maggie ("The Cat") and her husband Brick Pollitt (an aging football hero) have a turbulent relationship. We find them visiting with Brick's family at Big Daddy's estate. Big Daddy has just been diagnosed with cancer but he and Big Mama are unaware of it because his doctors and family have conspired to conceal this information. His relatives attempt to present themselves in the best possible light, each hoping to receive their proper share of Big Daddy's enormous wealth in his will. Maggie, through wit and beauty, has escaped a childhood of desperate poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family; ever since the suicide of his friend Skipper, though, Brick has neglected his wife and is indifferent about the disposition of the family fortune. This is a story of greed and deception within a patriarchal Southern family.
· Margaret (Maggie) (late 20s ? early 30s or who can play in this age range) – Seductive, smart, determined , very attractive but showing traces of disappointment and frustration; married to Brick in a troubled, sex-less marriage.
· Brick (late 20s-early 30s or who can play in this age range) – Younger and favorite son of Big Daddy; an ex-athlete still in shape despite his constant drinking with "the additional charm of that cool air of detachment that people have who have given up the struggle"
· Gooper (early 30s to mid-40s) – Brick's older brother, first-born son of Big Daddy, a corporate lawyer, resentful of the Big Daddy's clear preference for Brick whom he views as pathetic.
· Mae (late 20s to late 30s) – Society type married to Gooper, pregnant with their sixth child; conniving to secure Gooper's control of the family wealth once Big Daddy dies which appears to be soon.
· Big Daddy (late 50s - 70s) – A large, brash, almost vulgar millionaire who does not suffer fools or phonies; truly loves Brick despite his disappointment in Brick's self-destructive behavior.
· Big Mama (50 - 70s) – Family matriarch who tries to keep peace; tolerant; easily rattled; a bit earthy at times.
· Reverend Tooker (mid-30s - 60s) – Local preacher looking to get his hand deeper into Big Daddy's pockets.
· Doctor Baugh (40s - 70s) – Trusted family physician who initially deceives Big Daddy about his diagnosis.
· 3 Male and 2 Female children (ages 7 - 11) – The two females have a few lines but all will play, sing a bit and cause commotion. Limited number of rehearsals required.
Newtown United Methodist Church