Valley Players present “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” this month

The Valley Players’ will proudly present Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the next two weekends (April 10-12, 17-19) with Friday and Saturday evening shows at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm.  All tickets are $15 for reserved seating and can be purchased now, online at www.thecourtyardtheater.net or by calling (570) 374-0060.

This classic drama for mature audiences examines the web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart. Over the course of one sultry night, the characters’ gentility disappears as accusations of greed, sexual desire, and dishonesty, long-repressed, come to the surface. 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.

Set in the plantation home in the Mississippi Delta of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon played by Glenn Wilson of Winfield, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick (Kevin Hickman of Danville) and Brick’s wife, Maggie “the Cat,” played by Buffy Umholtz of Milton. Directed by Joyce Hendricks of Selinsgrove, the play also features Joanne Lauer and Fred Hooper of Selinsgrove, Eric Slodysko of Coal Township, Diane Pauling of Lewisburg, and Chris Reis of Sunbury. Melissa Laniewski of Selinsgrove is serving as assistant director, and Shelly Walter of Selinsgrove is stage managing this production.

“This is one of the finest casts I have worked with in my experience as a director for The Valley Players,” Hendricks said. “Last summer’s Steel Magnolias cast was amazing and I have a group now that compares with that one. They have such depth and understanding of their characters and hold nothing back.”