Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” to be Performed by Murfreesboro Little Theatre at Oaklands Mansion

CAT POSTER FINISHEDIn collaboration with Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro Little Theatre proudly presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Set on a Mississippi plantation in the summer of the mid 1950’s, the wealthy, yet dysfunctional, Pollitt family gathers to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Learning of his decaying health and the lack of a chosen heir to his estate, the family begins a wicked competition to secure Big Daddy’s fortune. Favored son, Brick, begins to spiral while his wife, Maggie, works to insure their future. Less-favored son, Gooper, his wife, Mae, and their five children try to weasel their way in. Every interaction is laced with an ulterior motive and the truth is as unforgiving as the late summer sun.

In May of 1983, Murfreesboro Little Theatre staged their first production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Notably, the role of Big Daddy was played by the late James “Jim” A. Ridley, Jr., a founding member of Murfreesboro Little Theatre and former Board President of  Oaklands Mansion.

Murfreesboro Little Theatre’s production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams will be performed in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion. Performance dates are March 7-8 & 10-13, Tuesday – Saturday performances at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 Adults, $7 Students & Seniors, and $5 for MLT Members. WARNING: THIS PLAY CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. Tickets and reservations can be acquired at www.mltarts.com or (615) 893-9825.

Beginning in 1962, Murfreesboro Little Theatre is the oldest continuing community theatre in the area. As a non-profit organization, Murfreesboro Little Theatre strives to provide an eclectic array of shows to entice and entertain everyone!

Oaklands Mansion is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to preserve Murfreesboro’s local history and inspire an appreciation of Oaklands’ unique past, and to enhance our community’s quality of life. www. oaklandsmansion.org

Your ticket purchase supports both local non-profit organizations. For more information, reservations, and tickets visit www.mltarts.com.

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