Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from Boxcar Theatre
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The last date listed for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was Sunday September 5, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is one of Chicago's biggest theatrical success stories. Created by Greg Allen, and written and performed by the Neo-Futurists, the original production in Chicago has been continuously running since the Reagan administration, and now San Francisco has its own sibling company. This innovative show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. The "menu" of plays is strung up on a clothesline and the audience determines the order by yelling out which piece they want to see next. Every performance is a unique experience, and the Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays. Learn More
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This is the second play I have seen at this venue with the other being "The Glass Menagerie". I marvelled again at how the actors can do their job within touching distance of the audience and felt "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was more successful in that the play requires fewer quiet, poetic moments than Menagerie does. I am hearing impaired and again found that when the actors' had their backs to me that I could not understand what they were saying as well as when I could see their faces which, of course, is a big drawback. I liked the use of Skipper's ghost, and I was surprised that I had never made the connection about the use of candles by Williams in both plays, which was made possible by seeing these two plays so closely together.
Clawing hopes for the future and haunting sins of the past spar with one another at a Pollitt Family birthday party. Swarming around Brick, the beloved alcoholic son, are his conniving siblings and estranged wife, Maggie, all hoping to get a piece of Big Daddy’s fortune. Love, fortitude, and passion can set things right by evening’s end, but only if everyone agrees to believe their own lies.
Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). He also earned two Drama Critics' Circle Awards for The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961). His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo won the Tony for Best Play. David Mamet referred to his writing as "the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language."