Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the anchor production of the Guild?s
month-long Theatre Festival ?10 X Tenn?
A family in the American South is in crisis, especially the husband Brick and wife Maggie the Cat, and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening's gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. The party celebrates the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, the Delta's most prominent and richest cotton-planter, and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. All family members except Big Daddy and his wife know Big Daddy's true diagnosis: he is dying of cancer. His family has lied to Big Daddy to spare the aging couple from pain on the patriarch's birthday, but throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed a web of deceit for itself.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof contains adult themes and language that some may find objectionable. Recommended for mature audiences only.
"One of the most successful plays of our time?a play of tremendous dramatic impact?
enormous theatrical power." ? New York Post