Tennessee Williams Drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens Jan. 9 at the Villa Lobos Theatre in Rio de Janeiro. The play had its opening night on Dec. 18 and inaugurated the Arthur Azevedo Theatre in Sao Luis City, Maranhao State, Brazil.
Sao Luis, a city in the northeast of Brazil, is the capital of Maranhao State. It was founded by the French in 1912 and has been called the Athens of Brazil because of it´s strong cultural tradition.
This Pulitzer Prize winning drama, portrays an ailing southern U.S. plantation owner who must decide which of this two sons deserves to inherit the land -- the brooding Brick or the weasly Gooper. The play contains poetic dialogue, symbolism and the remarkable blend of decadence, nostalgia and sensuality for which the author is noted.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Moacyr Goes. who plans to bring the play to Sao Paulo after the season in Rio. Toplining the cast are famous Brazilian actors Italo Rossi as the dying father; Marios Borges as Gooper; Floriano Peixoto as Brick and Vera Fisher as Maggie his wife.
Performances and ticket prices will be announced soon. Information call 021 275 6695 at the Villa Lobos Theatre in Rio de Janeiro. -- By Nertutila Achao