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Davidson Community Players Presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

by | Mar 19, 2023

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Davidson Community Players (DCP) brings the classic Tennessee Williams tale Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to the Armour Street Stage, March 23 thru April 2!

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama Cat On A Hot Tin Roof takes to the Davidson Community Player’s stage beginning March 23rd. Deemed by Williams as his favorite of his many hit plays, this play has been revived on Broadway and elsewhere many times.

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by Big Daddy’s favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate in Maggie’s plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening’s end, Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick’s love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie’s loving arms.

“DCP returns to this timeless classic since its meaning is as relevant today as it was when it was first written nearly seventy years ago,” said DCP’s Executive Director Matthew Merrell. “This strong cast of experienced actors brings to life this significant piece of art.”

Performances will be offered March 23 thru April 2 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. Reserved tickets start at $18 and can be purchased online, or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

For more information, contact Matt Merrell, Executive Director, 704-892-7953, or his email.

Davidson Community Players is an award-winning, non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for over fifty years with high quality and award-winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.

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