Wimberley Players Bring Sizzling "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Wimberley Playhouse in Wimberley, Texas



Avarice, sex, death and dysfunction... just another day in the life of a genteel Southern family. Come take a peek into the workings of the Pollitt family:  "Big Daddy" is coming home to celebrate his 65th birthday after a lengthy illness. He is looking forward to ruling his plantation empire. But his family has other plans.

The Wimberley Players interpretation of this Tennessee Williams classic, set in 1950’s Mississippi, opens July 30. Guest Director is David Schneider, President of the Gaslight-Baker Theatre in Lockhart.

Deanna Lalich sizzles as Maggie the Cat, Brick’s beautiful and desirable wife; the role was made famous by Liz Taylor in the 1958 screen adaptation. Brian Villalobos plays a sensual, brooding and tortured Brick (Paul Newman’s movie role) to a "T". José Shenkner is the personification of Big Daddy, complete with commanding voice and presence. Carla Daws is poignant as Big Mama, a woman desperate to hold onto the ones she loves.

Rick Fitzgerald as Gooper, Melinda Ellisor as Mae, Dan Williams as Doc Baugh and Dan LaFleur as Reverend Tooker round out the cast, completing the picture of a family on the brink of change.

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" runs from July 30 to August 22. Tickets are $18 except Opening Night ($25, including reception). They may be ordered online at any time or through the box office (512-847-0575).

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