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Furlan Auditorium Production


In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by Big Daddy’s favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate in Maggie’s plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening’s end, Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick’s love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie’s loving arms.

(In Order of Appearance)

Lacey – Avante Thompson

Sookey – Dasha Kelly/Rebekah Lee

Margaret (“Maggie”) – Joanna Hughes

Brick – Tommy Dallace

Sonny – Perry Spott

Buster – Zachary Brown

Dixie – Julia Hren

Trixie – Molly Langhenry

Mae (“Sister Woman”) – Mary C. DeBattista

Gooper (“Brother Man”) – Alan Stevenson

Doctor Baugh – Ray Py

Reverend Tooker – B. Patrick Morrissey

Big Mama – Julie Valona

Big Daddy – Gene Schuldt

Daisy -Rebekah Lee

Small – Sydney Kelly


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Director – Mark Salentine

Set Design – J. Michael Desper

Light Design – John Dolphin

Costume Coordinators – Pat Boeck & Betty Nordengren

Stage Managers – Teri Eisenhauer & Jan Szczepanski

Props Coordinators – Krystyna Rytel & Jessica Woodburn

Sound Design – Jan Pritzl & Mark Salentine

Hair Stylist/Wig Master – Anthony Mackie


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