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1858 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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4.3 average rating
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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 25 2005

Good production of a great play.

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 15 2005

excellent cast, great direction and adaption of an American Classic. The actors protraying Maggie, Big Momma and Big Daddy were outstanding. Weakest lead was Brick - the actor did not have enough charisma to be believed as someone everyone would...continued

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The night air is thick as molasses. Maggie doesn’t notice the strap of her slip as it slides down one shoulder. The ice clinks softly in Brick’s glass as he pours himself yet another drink. She’s sick of the routine; he’s sick of her. And tonight they’ve both reached the boiling point. In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a southern family’s simmering secrets rise to the surface as the family gathers to bid a final happy birthday to their ailing Big Daddy.

On the 50th anniversary of the play’s premiere, Tennessee Williams’s powerful and poetic language is as relevant to our cultural identity as his characters are unforgettable. With Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Williams cuts through the layers of one family’s facade to let loose the beautiful, shuddering last gasps of a tenuously constructed American mirage.