CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF from Black Swan State Theatre Company

By: Black Swan State Theatre Company  11-Jul-2011
Keywords: Theatre, Performance, Show

Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Company present

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

 

10 September – 2 October 2011

 

The Pollitt family has gathered at their plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon “Big Daddy”.

 

However, cracks are appearing in the family’s veneer: no one has told Big Daddy that he is dying of cancer, but the scheming over his inheritance has already begun. His son Brick, the former golden child, is battling with repressed emotions and his desperate wife Maggie, and has taken to the bottle.

 

In the course of an evening full of scheming and deceit, secrets and lies leave every single one of the family members reeling. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of the best-known and most-loved plays by Tennessee Williams, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955.

 

“… perhaps his most impassioned and articulate statement on human isolation, the wrenching problems of communication between people and the ways in which death defines life.” The New York Times

 

Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Duration: Approx. 2 hours 45 min [incl. interval]

Featuring: Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Carol Burns, Cheree Cassidy, Daniel Murphy, Tom O’Sullivan, Hugh Parker, John Stanton.

Director: Kate Cherry

 Warning: Occasional coarse language.

 Tickets: Standard $64.50 / Concession $49.50 / Previews $44.50 / Groups 8+ $47.50 / Students $24.95

 

Bookings: BOCS Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831,

 

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