Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - DPS ACTING EDITION

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Tennessee Williams

Published by Dramatists Play Service

Large Mixed Cast
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof conveys Williams' vision of the dark, primitive elements that lurk beneath the superficial civilization of the American South

One hot summer night in the house of the Mississippi Delta's richest cotton planter, a family imprisoned by the past is torn apart by the revelation of feelings of lust, greed and envy

'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday

His two sons have returned home for the occasion - Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie

As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life and Southern gentility gradually slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies, jealousy and suppressed sexuality threaten to reach boiling point



"This is a gripping and intensely moving play, a play that can hold its own with anything written in the post-O'Neill American theater ... Brilliant scenes, scenes of sudden and lashing dramatic power, break open ...There is, indeed, no one moment in the evening when the stinging accuracy of Mr. Williams' ear for human speech is not compelling in evidence .. Mr. Williams is the man of our time who comes closest to hurling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage; he is also the man whose prose comes closest to being an incisive natural poetry" ~ NY Herald-Tribune

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