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The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
909-920-4343
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from Moorenoless
42 events 21 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from theatrelover
8 events 2 reviews

Tennessee Williams at his best. Hot, complicated, and conflicted. This production featured a very strong ensemble cast that evoked both laughter and tears from the audience. Really enjoyed it! The Grove Theatre venue has retro charm. Great...continued

reviewed Mar 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 2 reviews

I felt the intensity of the acting; it was a great performance from all the actors.

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Description

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.

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