Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
10 JUL - 2 AUG 2008 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
Big Daddy is dying; the vultures are circling.
Sizzling with verbal fireworks, savage humour and sexual friction, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is a timeless, indelible portrait of a wealthy Mississippi clan.
Surrounded by greedy relatives, over bearing in-laws, hyperactive children and an indifferent husband "Maggie-the-Cat" is forced to confront her uncertain future as she manoeuvres through a maze of avarice and hypocrisy.
Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist, novelist, and poet, Tennessee Williams' plays explore the conflict between a fading ethos of Southern gentility and a savage modern world.
Smoldering with sensuality, audacious characters, and rich in poetic language CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is one of the enduring classics of twentieth century American drama.
"A powerful and worthwhile theatrical journey."
"Maggie the Cat is the real hero of the piece. Toni Potter's superb performance powerfully justifies this interpretation."
New Zealand Herald