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WhistleStop to show Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Thursday, August 28, 2003

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

Doc Baugh.

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

the door.

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.

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