The Decade: 1950s
Sultry Maggie the Cat struggles to keep the crumbling Pollit dynasty together. For the first time, WHAT will produce a Tennessee Williams classic and move it to the international Tennessee Williams Festival in
This Pulitzer Prize-winning gem is an emotionally intense drama that sizzles with passion and greed. In the course of one steamy evening, a prominent Southern dynasty is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life altering secrets are revealed. It's the 65th birthday of wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy and his family has gathered to celebrate, while sparing him the news that he's dying. As one son Brick, a hunky former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife Maggie, his money hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their share of the family fortune. In keeping with the theme of the TW Festival, Re-imagined Women, WHAT has engaged director Elizabeth Falk to re-imagine CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.