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Flock Theatre may be best-known for its Shakespeare productions, but the New London group is now going all Tennessee Williams, staging "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" starting Wednesday.
The production, taking place in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, stars Alex Molina as Brick and Madeleine Dauer as Maggie.
Brick is an ex-football player - and so is Molina. The actor was a wide receiver when he was a student at the University of Connecticut and then played pro ball in Europe. He has left the sport behind to become an actor. He's a student at the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Williams sets the drama in a Southern family beset by lies and deception. Brick is an alcoholic struggling with inner turmoil who ignores his wife, the sensual and determined Maggie. She wants to have a child and secure the inheritance from wealthy Big Daddy, who's dying of cancer.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London; opens Wed., runs through Aug. 31; 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun.; $25 ($20 students, seniors, active military); (860) 443-3119.