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Plays About Cats?

By February 24, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog entry about shows for dog lovers. The relationship between a canine and its owner is embedded with drama and kinship. A play like Sylvia explores this theme deliberately, and popular musicals such as Annie touch upon humanity's fondness for dogs. But what about cats?

There's Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical CATS, of course. And I suppose you could also throw in The Lion King, although those wild creatures aren't domesticated. There's also a play called P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, but as the title suggests the poor feline is already deceased, so it doesn't we don't get to witness interaction between cat and owner. Children's theater fare offers such play adaptions as Puss N' Boots, but those characters actually aren't very catlike, Finally, there's the haunting musical Grey Gardens, a fascinating tale about the Beale's an eccentric mother and daughter (close relatives of Jackie O) who live in an estate with hundreds of cats. However, as wonderful as this show is, it doesn't portray cat ownership as a very sane pastime.

And that's about all I can think of. So I need your help. Can you think of any other plays and musicals and humans and their feline friends?


August 15, 2012 at 6:03 am
(1) Harold Sims says:

I have written three chldern’s books about a shelter cat “Kevin” One can read reviews on my web page http://www.catman2.org I would like to use these as a script for a musical play but have no talent in music nor dance. If anyone is interested in working with me I would be happy to work with such a person. A Broadway/style play could be a hit as the books attempt to teach moral behavior of being “Helpful to Othere”, “How to treat bullying” and “How to make a dream come true”
Intersted in help with this.

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