The Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks will present
Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat
On A Hot Tin Roof" in three performances Labor Day
Show times are Aug. 29 at 7 p.m., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.,
and Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at WhistleStop Theater on
Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring.
"Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" is a fast-moving play about
love, rejection, greed and death, Southern style. All of
these themes are handled deftly by a cast that stars
Sunni Stevens as the anxious, beguiling Maggie the
Cat; Johnny Shipp as the disillusioned ex-football
player, Brick; Rick Richards as powerful Big Daddy; and
Barbara Gantner as scapegoat Big Mama. Kelly Jo
Higgins portrays the spiteful Mae, and Jimmy Peebles
is the grasping Gooper. Also featured in the cast are
Philip Gantner as the preacher and Howard Elliott as
Children in the cast include Felicia Jennings, Lilly
Shipp and Brandon Richards.
Sunni Stevens, Johnny Shipp, Lilly Shipp, Ricky
Richards, Brandon Richards and Jimmy Peebles all
hail from Thayer. Philip and Barbara Gantner and
Felicia Jennings live in Mammoth Spring. Kelly Jo
Higgins comes from Jonesboro. Howard Elliott and
director Caroll Lucas are from South Myrtle, Ark.
Tickets for the show are available in advance at Ozarks
Internet and Log Cabin Treasures in Mammoth Spring.
In West Plains, tickets can be purchased at the Book
Nook off the square, and Ray's Western Wear on
Highway 63 North. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at
For more information or to reserve tickets, call (870)
625-3700 or 1-800-264-8190.
This production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" is
sponsored by First National Banking Company (FNBC)
of Mammoth Spring.
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks is a newly formed
theatrical group and anyone interested in joining may
call the above number.