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HOT CAT

ensemble theatre · theatre movement bazaar/theatre of note · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States

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ERIK ENGMAN certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Anything I say would not do it justice. It's a beautiful deconstruction of the classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". A wonderful blend of character, movement and humor. Don't for a minute think this is anything but fun. I'm still marveling at the precision on the stage. Definitely put this on your list. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Very interesting variation on Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. All acting very superb. A particular shout out to Gooper, played by David McIntyre. Also great Big Daddy and Big Mama performances. The dance movements really captured the emotional tone of the play. Terrific choreographing and direction, I thought. Very intense and immediate. ... full review
JOSHUA FARDON certified reviewer June 16, 2013
An inventive and funny exploration of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof that focuses more on the relationship between Big Daddy and Brick than it does on Brick and Maggie's troubled marriage. At tmes the actors, who are all excellent, say more with a choreographed turn of the head than most playwrights can manage with an entire page. Some of the ideas are just brilliant, including Mae walking sideways on a wall as she's eavesdropping. While there's no substitute for Williams' drama undistilled, watching this will add dimensions to the play you may not have known existed. It will also increase your appreciation of the power of the physical gestures, timing and spatial relationships that define the word "theatrical." A strong show from a company which ... full review
UH..... CHET UH......LEONARD certified reviewer June 16, 2013
So my thing!!, I didn't like it, I absolutely fucking LOVED IT!! I had this moment of panic in the middle of the show, this fleeting realization in between the surprises and the laughter, the absolute razor sharp wit and brilliance, the highly accurate and disciplined ensemble work the cast delivered with the intensity of asian work slaves fighting for the right to live based upon their success upon stage. Mid show I experienced this heart-stopping realization that much too soon, this piece would have to come to an end, even worse, this show would eventually even have to close and I wouldn't be able to see it again. It broke my heart to think than I would have my inaccurate human memory to review what I had experienced with this bulletproo... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Glad to see a movement-theatre piece that's compelling from start to finish. Fun, fascinating, with some excellent acting, most notably Blaire Chandler and David Guerra. Decisively directed with a strong and often moving script. On a scale of 1-10 it's an 8, so I wouldn't say I loved it, but it's pretty close and closer to that than the more average Liked It!... full review
KIRSTEN VANGSNESS certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Sure I'm biased because I am a NOTE member but for REALS this show is gorgeous, funny, touching and overall COOL. See it, you will want to be them when you grow up.... full review
PHIL SOKOLOFF certified reviewer June 30, 2013
Great fun. It's based on "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and although I was familiar with the source material, one does not need to be in order to enjoy this. The women in the cast are all sensationally beautiful. Where did Theatre Movement Bazaar find them?... full review
BILL RATNER certified reviewer July 03, 2013
This production reminded me of why I love live theater. Taking the famously well-known Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and setting it on its post-modern ear, these actors put on an exquisite, cracked, zany, beautifully choreographed display of ensemble cooperation and fun outré acting, especially the exquisitely droll, funny, and other-worldly stage work of Blaire Chandler who took Big Mama to the dadaist acting moon and back. Cudos to all!! ... full review
BOB LEGGETT examiner.com certified reviewer July 01, 2013
This was the most complete ensemble show I have ever seen. They took a classic play and reinvented it, bringing it kicking and screaming into a new age of theatergoers and converted it to a hip fun romp. Well done!... full review
JORDAN YOUNG certified reviewer June 26, 2013
Stop reading this review and make a plan to see this show NOW before it disappears. Superlatives are pointless; HOT CAT is wholly unique, like other Theatre Movement shows (TRACK 3, their must-see adaptation of THREE SISTERS, is being revived at the Bootleg for a few days in July en route to Edinburgh).... full review
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