Audition For Valley Players’ “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”

Setting: A bed-sitting room and section of the gallery of a plantation home in the Mississippi delta

Summer 1955

The action is continuous with one intermission

This heart-wrenching drama examines the web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart. Over the course of one sultry Mississippi night, the characters’ gentility disappears as accusations of greed, sexual desire, and dishonesty, long-repressed, come to the fore. A Pulitzer-winning play, the show forces the audience and characters alike to determine what is truth, what is a lie, and which lies have become the truth.

Margaret(late 20s+) Known as ‘Maggie the cat’. Married to Brick; hard, nervous, bitter, desperate to hang on to Brick, to have his child
Brick (late 20s+) Maggie’s husband. Once an outstanding athlete, but broken. Big Daddy and Big Mama’s youngest and favorite son; self-possessed, self-contained, indifferent, unreachable; depressively withdrawn aided by liquor –the “click”
Mae (30-40) Sometimes called ‘sister woman.’ Gooper’s wife; mean, scheming: a “monster of fertility” in contrast to the childless Maggie
Gooper (38-41) Brick’s older brother. Married to Mae; Occasionally called ‘brother man.’ A lawyer; Big Daddy’s least favorite son; greedy; very jealous of Brick
Big Mama(60-65)  Embarrassingly dedicated to a man who despises her and in denial of that hatred; dotes on Brick
Big Daddy(mid-60s) Brash, vulgar; confronted by his mortality, but believes he has defeated death; wants Brick to finally face his own demons
Reverend Tooker (45+) The family’s parish pastor; tactless, opportunistic, hypocritical—represents the lie of conventional morality
Doc Baugh (45+) The somber family doctor who delivers Big Daddy’s diagnosis to the family

***I am going to be very flexible with casting in regard to the ages of actors for “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.” The ages I have listed come from other groups who have produced the show. I consider those numbers as starting points. ***

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Audition For Valley Players' “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”
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I am going to be very flexible with casting in regard to the ages of actors for "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof."
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