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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Stages Sizzling Family Drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer-winning drama, by turns sultry and explosive, comes to the The Otto M. Budig Theater directed by Michael Evan Haney.

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CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their Debut Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams. The Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate their patriarch, the ailing Big Daddy (Jim Hopkins), but rumors of his declining health have everyone scheming to secure the largest part of the family estate. Meanwhile, Brick Pollitt and his wife, Maggie wrestle with their own secret griefs and losses within their marriage. During a single evening, relationships are tested, lies are exposed, and long-buried secrets at last come to light. This searing family drama by a true American master remains a potent exploration of the ties that bind, and sometimes strangle.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and remains as resonant today as when it was first performed. Cat explores the lies and mendacity within the Pollitt family living on the Mississippi Delta. Lies between parents and children, brothers and sisters and husbands and wives, permeate this Tennessee Williams masterwork.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs April 6-28 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM, as well as Saturday April 28 at 2:00 PM. Preview performances are April 4 and 5 at 7:30 PM.

The theater is now located at The Otto M. Budig Theater at 1195 Elm Street in OTR, adjacent to Washington Park. Single ticket prices range from $14-$52. Student/Children and Preview tickets are only $28. If available that day, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased thirty minutes before a show with a valid student ID. This production is a part of this season’s subscription package. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees may apply. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.

On Sundays April 15 and 22, bring your younger kids (4+) for artist-led childcare DURING the performance! The “Playdate” program is only $15 and free for subscribers. The option to add this program will be available as you are buying tickets for either of these show dates. Activities will range from Storytime to theatre games and crafts. Share the great benefits of CSC’s programming with your children: Playdate will style activities to correspond with each production, so even your youngest can join in the discussion on the ride home!

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