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Tennessee Williams Explored: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams Explored: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

The Kennedy Center presents a new production of Williams’ landmark play of a dysfunctional Southern family.

  • Saturday, June 12, 2004 - Sunday, July 04, 2004
  • Eisenhower Theater
  • Approx 3 hours
  • $25.00 - $75.00
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About

Charged with verbal pyrotechnics, savage humor, and sexual friction, this Pulitzer Prize–winning drama is Tennessee Williams’s explosive portrait of a Mississippi family jeopardized by hypocrisy, avarice, and hidden desires. In Big Daddy’s house, nothing is as it seems. The overbearing millionaire is dying of cancer, yet he firmly believes he’s in perfect health. His oldest son Gooper and daughter-in-law Mae secretly scheme to secure their inheritance. Meanwhile, his favorite son Brick, a dejected former football star, climbs inside a whisky bottle for solace, threatening his marriage to the sensuous Maggie. As Maggie “the Cat” fights to win back her husband and preserve the family fortune, Big Daddy learns the painful truth about his illness—and the shocking secret behind Brick’s sullen and abusive behavior.
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Watch and Listen

View the Online Broadcast of The Women of Tennessee from April 12

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