Perseverance Theatre will open their production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tenessee Williams in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on April 11. A pay-as-you-can previews will be offered on Thursday, April 10.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is directed by guest artist Robert Barry Fleming and the cast is a blend of local and national talent. Artistic Company Lead Enrique Bravo (“Seminar” and “Treasure Island”) plays Brick; actor and screenwriter Elizabeth M. Kelly of Los Angeles plays Maggie; Skagway actress Meredith H. Schmidt plays Mae; local actress and choreographer Ricci Adan plays Big Mama; Los Angeles actor Herbert Siguenza plays Big Daddy; Anchorage local David Haines plays Reverend Tooker; New York based actor Victor Cuenca plays Gooper; Anchorage’s Kevin T. Bennett plays Doctor Baugh; and Alex Pierce plays Lacey/Sookey. The children are played by Jerryn Gray, Zola Rose Sayers-Fay and Rowan Isaac Sayers-Fay.
Artistic Director Art Rotch designed the lights and Akiko Nishijima Rotch designed the set. Erin Shultz from New York City designed the costumes; Rory Stitt designed the sound; and Robin MacGregor joins the show in Anchorage to stage manage.
The play opened in Juneau on March 7 and closed on March 30.
For more information, visit http://www.perseverancetheatre.org.