Anthony Bean Community Theater
PRESS RELEAS
January 20, 2014   
For Immediate Release
Contact:
 Ronald Kennedy
504-862-7529
Anthony Bean Community Theater
   TOMMYE MYRICK DIRECTS ABCT'S SEASON OPENER, "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF"
     
  

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

February 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23

Anthony Bean Community Theater

1333 South Carrollton Ave.

504 862-PLAY (7529)

www.anthonybeantheater.com

Tickets: $20 - $18

  

Alfred Aubry, Giselle R. Nakhid, Gail Glapion and (sitting) Damon Singleton

January 20, 2014...New Orleans, La...The Anthony Bean Community Theater opens its 14th theater season with Tennessee William's "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof". One of William's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. It will be directed by award winning director and producer, Tommye Myrick.

Director Tommye Myrick & Anthony Bean

Ms. Myrick is the recipient of 2 Big Easy Awards as Best Director. She is a protégé of the famed American Broadway Theatre Producer and Director- Gene Frankel, was her directing coach, mentor, and lifelong friend until his death in 2005. Thrilled to be working with Anthony again after a 5 year hiatus, Miss Myrick finds " Cat on a HOT TIN ROOF" a riveting production to open the 2014 ABCT Theatre Season. 

 

Don't miss this well produced/directed production of Tennessee Williams' American Classic, starring WDSU News personality Damon Singleton in the lead role as BRICK Polite and former New Orleans School Board President and regular ABCT performer Gail Glapion as Big Mama and Big Daddy is portrayed by Alfred Aubry. Set Designed by Dane Rhodes. Lighting designed by Vic Woodward and Costumes by Wanda (Ms. B) Bryant.

 

Damon Singleton stars in the lead role as Brick

Showtime and performances are February 7 - 23. Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, & Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for students and seniors, and are available by calling the Box Office at (504) 862-7529. (Box Office hours are Thursday - Saturday, 6pm - 8pm and two hours before performances.) You can also charge by phone or on line at www.anthonybeantheater.com - at Anthony Bean Community Theater & Acting School.

 

 About the Play

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has all of the earmarks of William's unique dramas, involving as it does his

Gail Glapion stars as Big Mama

emotionally biographical themes of ambivalence in sexual orientation, disaffection, and difficulty in maintaining intimate relationships. The play concerns a young man's disaffection and descent into alcoholism following the death of his college friend, and his wife's efforts to make him stop drinking so that he can take over his dying father's plantation.

 
The Cast
Alfred Aubry as Big Daddy
Jyna Tilton as Mae
Damon Singleton as Brick
Giselle R. Nakhid as Maggie
Gail Glapion as Big Momma
James M. Brown as Dr. Baugh
Dominique McClellan as Gooper
Dana C. Webb as Sookie
Zaria Griffin as Rev. Tooker