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Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at North Hall, Huntington

Mitch Giannunzio

Mitch Giannunzio

Tucked away in them thar hills is a number of professional, Equity-member actors, some of whom will offer a reading of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road in Huntington. The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1955, and was adapted as a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.

Set in the Mississippi Delta in the plantation home of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the dysfunctional relationships among family members. Mitch Giannunzio (pictured) will do the honors as Big Daddy. He’ll be joined by Sandra Blaney as Maggie the “Cat”; Jeremy Bobb as Brick, her alcoholic football-player husband and Big Daddy’s son; Margery Shaw as Big Mama; and Dan Whelton as Brick’s brother, Gooper. Other readers are Stephanie Carlson, Kenneth Tigar and James Emery.

Admission to the reading is free. An optional fundraising garden party will follow at Joy Hill. Admission is $30, and includes wine and food. www.northhallhuntington.org; 667-5543

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