Cat on a Hot Tin Roof    by Tennessee Williams

Featured in the 2006 Festival


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of a Southern family in crisis, especially the husband and wife, Brick and Margaret (usually called Maggie or "Maggie the Cat"), and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. The party is to celebrate the birthday of patriarch "Big Daddy" Pollitt, "the Delta's biggest cotton-planter" and that he has returned from the Oschner Clinic with a clean bill of health. All family members (except Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama) are aware that Big Daddy is dying of cancer; they have lied to Big Daddy and Big Mama to spare them pain on his birthday.