The Cat's Meow
A Jazz-Era drama by Steven Peros
Directed by Laurie Mills
Season: July 13 to August 3, 8pm
Matinees: July 14 & 21, 2pm
“It purrs with old-time glitz.” – Daily Bruin
Set in 1924, The Cat’s Meow offers a fascinating cross-section of famous Jazz Era characters, including film legend Charlie Chaplin and movie star Marion Davies, who gather for a weekend on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. This darkly comic morality play, laced with clandestine romance and steadily heating tensions, is based on a true story. The LA Times described this murder mystery as “a stylish and sardonically funny exposé of corrupt Tinseltown values”. The Auckland premiere.