Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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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.