Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Edge Theatre Company: Through 11/17
     There is a fine production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at The Edge Theatre.  Directed by Angela Astle, The Edge continues its reputation for taking risks.
     Brian Landis Folkins’ portrayal of Brick is a compelling one that is modulated with true craftsmanship.

Brian Landis Folkins and Maggy Stacy

     Maggy Stacy’s sultry performance in the role of Maggie the cat is a convincing one.
    Emma Messenger is outstanding as Big Mama. Her character is deliciously real in her aggravating and annoying characterization.
                            Maggy Stacy and Emma Messenger

     Marc Stith’s Gooper is imbued with so much humanity one feels an empathy for a character one generally dislikes.
     Russell Costen’s Big Daddy is powerful.
                                    Russell Costen
     Justin Lane’s scenic design for Astle’s vision of this in the round presentation is extremely well done. Aided by the sound design of Kenny Storms and Steve Caldarola’s lighting design the show is blessed with external natural sounds and explosions of fireworks. Caroline Smith’s costumes are spot on.

Photo Credit: Rachel D Graham / RDGPhotography

The Edge Theatre
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
The classic favorite story of a Southern family in crisis.
Oct 18 – Nov 17
Fri./Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun. @ 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20 - $22
303-232-0363 or online at www.theedgetheater.com.
The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.Marlowe's Musings

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