Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams' Masterpiece
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The last date listed for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was Sunday March 21, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Moorenoless
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Characters in Tennessee Williams' plays engender loss, desperation, hopelessness, a reflection of the playwright's own inner turmoil. To stage one of TW's amazing plays, and Cat is one of those, a director and his/her cast need to capture that essence or fail. This adaptation had no fire, no depth, none of the easy, self-effacing Southern humor that smirks self-consciously beneath the surface of the very saddest moments of TW's play; performances generally were just lip service to the crackling dialogue written by Tennessee. I've only left one other play during intermission because I could not bear to sit through the next act. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is supposed to make you sweat - literally and figuratively. If you can't feel the pain deep down in your soul, then the production is not rising to the challenge. I've seen many excellent, delicious, heartbreaking productions of TW plays and certainly by comparison this production fell woefully flat. My apologies to the Grove Theater (sweet venue) and the cast and crew, but I was terribly disappointed.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof takes place on a hot sticky summer in the Mississippi Delta. The wealthy Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate patriarch Big Daddy’s 65th birthday.
But below the surface, turbulent emotions are brewing. What Big Daddy and Big Mama don’t yet know is that this will be Big Daddy’s last birthday – he is dying of cancer. Their eldest son, Gooper and his wife, Mae, are scheming to get younger son, Brick, cut out of the inheritance. Brick, an ex-footballer, has taken to drink since the death of his best friend, Skipper. Brick is estranged from his beautiful wife, Maggie, who is fighting tooth and nail to win back his love, and wants to become or at least announce that she is pregnant by Brick, hoping to make Big Daddy happy before he dies.
A layer of mendacity – of lies – has built up over the family’s disappointments and insecurities. Who is going to be bold enough to start telling the truth now? Is there enough love left to save?
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an "interplay of live human beings in the thundercloud of a common crisis" (T. Williams).
This production contains scenes and strong language of an adult nature.