Stow Players closes its 60th Anniversary Season with "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," by Tennessee Williams, running through March 29. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with one matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is the story of a Southern family in crisis, especially between Brick (Brian Westerley of Akron) and Maggie (Brenda Redmond of Twinsburg), and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening gathering in the plantation home in the Mississippi Delta of Big Daddy Pollitt (Tom Stephan of Stow), a wealthy cotton tycoon. The party is to celebrate the 65th birthday of Big Daddy and his return from a medical clinic where he's been given a clean bill of health.
But all may not be what it seems. Big Mama (Harriet DeVeto of Akron) blithely wants the party to be a happy one; Big Daddy's other son Gooper (Doug Lillibridge of Twinsburg) and his wife Mae (Claudia Lillibridge of Twinsburg) have their sights set on gaining control of the family fortune and bring their "no-neck monsters" (Daevlynne Lambert of Stow, Josie and Colton Reynolds of Stow, Carl Goodell of Akron) to celebrate with the family.
Even family physician Doc Baugh (Dave Heinbaugh of Akron) and preacher Reverend Tooker (Tom Marshall of Tallmadge) join in on the fun before a storm takes liberties with the place, both inside and out. Others in the cast include Dottie Emerick of Kent as a servant and Keri Lambert of Stow as the nanny.
The production team for "Cat" includes Director Bill Morgan, Stage Manager Sue Snyder, Producer Lorena Goold, Tom Marshall on set design and construction, costumes by Lorena Goold, and lighting design by Jack Herman.
Tickets for "Cat" are $12 general admission; $10 for senior citizens and students (no one younger than high school). Only cash or checks are accepted for ticket payment.
All Stow Players performances are in the Heritage Barn in Stow's Silver Springs Park, with access from the Young Road entrance only. Call 330-655-6051 for reservations and information. Be sure to visit the Stow Players website at www.stowplayers.net or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .