This is the last installment of my month long Sunday series on my involvement in theatre, but probably won’t be my last post about theatre. The play in question this time is Tennessee Williams critically acclaimed play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. I have to admit, I hate this play. With that in mind, and the fact that I was burnt out on theatre thanks to endless tech directing jobs and set building, I declined to be involve with the play, despite one of my best friends directing it. I did, however, serve as his assistant director and assistant editor on the trailer.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. What can I say about this play. Not much, since I don’t particularly like it (which is a sin, according to most thespians) and I wasn’t really involved in it in any real way. But my coworker and very good friend was the director, and he has a television background, so he wanted a trailer. So I helped him shoot it and edit it.
It really is a fantastic trailer, and I wish I could work with the director on more projects, but we both have busy lives that preclude us from much theatre right now. We borrowed the home of one of Huntsville’s blue bloods, and everything you see here was shot either in that house, on the grounds of that house, or down the street at the UAH’s president’s mansions gardens. A very fortunate location for shooting this trailer.