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Cherokee Theatre gearing up for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Monday, February 25, 2002

Members of the Cherokee Community Theatre are gearing up for their latest production, Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

The play is the story of an affluent Southerner, Big Daddy Pollitt, played by Gene Galvin, and his family. Pollitt, who is dying of cancer, gathers his family at his Mississippi mansion for his birthday. All but Pollitt himself are well aware it may be his last.

During the celebration, Eldest son and family doctor, Gooper, played by Rick Angell, and his wife Mae, played by Jomi Anderson, make a spectacle of themselves and their own family in an attempt to win Big Daddy over and gain his estate.

The couple plots to discredit Gooper's brother, Brick, played by Andrew Linn, and his wife Margaret, played by Molly Loughlin, because they have no children and Brick is the favorite son.

Maggie is on to the plot and tells Brick, but at the same time, Brick broods over the suicide of his best friend, Skipper and remains on crutches from a drunken attempt to relive his youth.

The most recent production of the CCT, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" should keep theatre buffs on the edge of their seat as they witness the Pollitt family's inner struggle.

Performance times are Thursday, March 14 through Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.. March 15 and 16 are dinner theatres with a catered dinner by The Brownstone being served from 6-7:15 p.m. Sunday, March 17 will be the play's 2 p.m. matinee.

Season ticket holders may call for reservations starting next Wednesday, Feb. 27. The pre-performance dinner for the dinner theatre will cost $6.50 in addition to a ticket punch.

The general public may begin calling for reservations on Monday, March 4. Tickets cost $7 at the door. As with season ticket holders, the pre-performance dinner for the dinner theatre costs $6.50 in addition to the $7 ticket fee.

The dinner menu will include seafood lasagna, beef lasagna and cavatini accompanied by a lettuce salad, French bread and dessert. To make reservations, call 225-4440.