Wed10222014

Stepping Out

'Tin Roof' debuts at Bus Barn


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” features Patricia Pitpitan (as Maggie) and Robert Campbell (Brick). The drama opens Friday and runs through Feb. 16.

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through Feb. 16 at the Bus Barn Theater.

A southern tale of greed, lies, desire, repression, death and decay, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is widely acknowledged as the playwright’s personal favorite.

Set in the Mississippi Delta, it tells the story of Brick Pollitt – an aging and alcoholic former football hero – his vivacious wife Maggie and the struggle to navigate their rocky relationship. On a hot summer evening, while the entire Pollitt clan gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of Brick’s father, Big Daddy, the fragile veneer of southern gentility strips away as unpleasant truths come to bear.

Dawn Monique Williams directs a nontraditional, multiethnic cast of Bus Barn Theater veterans, as well as a few new faces. The cast includes Patricia Pitpitan (as Maggie), Robert Campbell (Brick), John Baldwin (Big Daddy), Sheila Ellam (Big Mama), Danny Martin (Gooper), Hannah Larson (Mae), Jim Johnson (Reverend Tooker), Scott Stanley (Dr. Baugh) and Belgica Paola Rodriguez (Sookey).

Thursday’s preview and Friday’s opening performance are slated 8 p.m. Future shows are scheduled 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays and Feb. 9, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Tickets are $18-$32, $34 on opening night (includes reception with the artists).

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

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