Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

Over the course of one hot summer night at the family estate in Mississippi, the most cutting and brutally honest lines are tossed, unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and long-held secrets reach a boiling point. Set in the Mississippi Delta, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is the story of Brick and his wife Maggie, who are celebrating the 65th birthday of Brick’s father, Big Daddy Pollitt. Big Daddy is bothered by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has taken up drinking, and his beautiful, spirited wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern Gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father’s inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat.

The play won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award.

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