' favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is now playing through August 5 on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features daytime television star Tom Degnan as Brick Pollitt and Eleanor Handley as Maggie.
Degnan's credits include Young Harry in the film Handsome Harry, with Jamey Sheridan and Steven Buscemi; Adam Munson in As the World Turns; and Joey Buchanan in the series One Life to Live. He has also made appearances on Law and Order, The Good Wife, and White Collar.
Eleanor Handley recently appeared as Maria in Twelfth Night, which was filmed and broadcast on PBS. She has also had roles on As the World Turns and Royal Pains. Handley was seen last season at PSF in The Comedy of Errors as Adriana and in The Two Noble Kinsman as Emilia.
Maggie "the Cat" still burns hot for her ex-football star husband, but Brick only has eyes for the bottom of a whiskey bottle. When his father, Big Daddy, returns home from a cancer clinic thinking he's got a clean bill of health, the family swarms for slice of the inheritance pie. Emotional shockwaves intensify as truths are finally told.
Directed by Thomas Ouellette, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features Joe Vincent as Big Daddy, and Jo Twiss plays his wife, Big Mama. Carey Van Driest and Rob Kahn play Mae Flynn and Gooper, while Anthony Reimer and Larry Bull play Reverend Tooker and Doctor Baugh, respectively.
Bob Phillips has designed the Pollitt's Mississippi estate where the play takes place. Lisa Zinni has designed the costumes, and the lighting is designed by Thom Weaver. PSF's resident designer Matthew Given designed sound and Hannah Woodward serves as stage manager. Dudley Knight is the dialect coach.
Tickets: $25-$52; $10 student rush 30 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability. Tickets to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are available at www.pashakespeare.org and by contacting the Box Office at 610.282.WILL .
Photo Credit: Lee A. Butz
Tom Degnan and Eleanor Handley
Tom Degnan and Jo Twiss