The Classics Theatre Project presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
A benchmark of the modern American canon, the Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1955, and the play the legendary Tennessee Williams considered his favorite of his works, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a study in mendacity. This southern telling of a family in crisis brings to the stage some of the most iconic characters in American theatre while the work, rich in symbolism, examines the themes of truth, lies, sexual desire, repression, and decay against a backdrop of familial relationships, social mores, and mortality.
With a romanticism rooted in reality, the story unfolds on a night in the Mississippi Delta, as the Pollitt family gathers to celebrate the birthday of its aging and ailing patriarch, Big Daddy. His two sons vie for an inheritance with former football hero, Brick, also contending with his wife’s, Maggie-the-Cat’s, unbridled sexuality and the nature of his own, in a relationship burdened by repressed love.