Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Led by Husband and Wife Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon, Begins Sept. 27 at Tennessee Williams Festival

News   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Led by Husband and Wife Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon, Begins Sept. 27 at Tennessee Williams Festival
 
Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof begins performances at the 8th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sept. 27. The theme of this year's festival is "Tennessee Williams and Women: 50% Illusion."

Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea

The production, which features real-life husband and wife Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon as Big Daddy and Big Mama, respectively, runs through Sept. 29. 

In the production from the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT), Dullea — who played Brick, Big Daddy's son, in the 1974 Broadway production of Cat alongside Elizabeth Ashley and Fred Gwynne — and Tony nominee Dillon (Crimes of the Heart) are joined by Madeleine Lambert as Maggie and Steven De Marco as Brick. Elizabeth Falk directs.

"Gwynne was magnificent as Big Daddy," said Dullea in a previous statement. "He inspired me to want to play that role. His voice rings in my ears today. I'll be reaching deep to find that voice within myself."

Dullea and Dillon have been married 15 years and met while reading "Selected Shorts" for NPR. They appeared together in the tour of Deathtrap and the film "Isn't it Delicious."

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is the nation's largest performing arts festival dedicated to "celebrating and expanding the understanding of American's great playwright."

The Festival takes place in various venues in the seaside village of Provincetown. For more information and tickets, visit TWPTown.org.

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