KELSEY CASTING CALL: Audition Dates and Info for ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ Revealed

After an extremely successful run of The 39 Steps last season inside Kelsey Theatre, Theater-To-Go and Pierrot Productions are teaming up once again for a production of the timeless classic – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and they are looking for actors to bring this show to life once again.

Directed by Ruth Markoe, Tennessee Williams’ heart-wrenching drama examines the web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart. Over the course of one sultry Mississippi night, the characters’ gentility disappears as accusations of greed, sexual desire, and dishonesty — long repressed — come to the fore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play (Williams’ self-proclaimed favorite) forces the audience and characters alike to determine what is truth, what is a lie, and which lies have become the truth.

READ MORE: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AUDITION INFORMATION FOR MPO’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF ‘LEND ME A TENOR’

Auditions will take place by appointment on Sunday, November 16th from 7pm-10pm and Monday, November 17th from 7pm-10pm. The auditions will take place on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Prepare a 1-3 minute contemporary dramatic monologue from any stage work. Be prepared for readings as assigned by the director. Familiarity with the play is advised.

Rehearsals will begin after Thanksgiving. 2-3 weekday evenings and one weekend day (adjusting for holidays).

For an appointment, or if you have questions, please contact Pierrot Productions via e-mail at PierrotAtKelsey@gmail.com.

CAST BREAKDOWN

  • MARGARET — Known as “Maggie the cat,” wife of Brick, about 28+
  • BRICK — Husband of Maggie, once an outstanding athlete, youngest son of Big Daddy and Big Mama; about 28+
  • MAE — Sometimes called ‘sister woman’ wife of Gooper, about 30-40
  • GOOPER — Brick’s older brother, sometimes called “Brother man,” a lawyer, about 38-41
  • BIG MAMA — Loud, brash, anxious, about 60-65
  • BIG DADDY — Conflicted, blunt, desires to regain his control after a long sickness, 65
  • REVEREND TOOKER — The family’s Parish Pastor, 45+
  • DOC BAUGH — The family doctor, 45+
  • LACEY & SOOKIE — A male and female servant, (African American or Latino)
  • 2 CHILDREN — Children of Gooper and Mae, age range 9-12

PERFORMANCES

  • February 6, 7, 14, 15 at 8pm
  • February 8 & 16 at 2pm

All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre, located on the campus of Mercer County Community College.

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