Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece packs all the power today as when it premiered in 1955. The story of “Maggie the Cat,” her tormented husband Brick, and their night at patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday party remains a powerful study of character, conflict, and suspense. Even as Big Daddy decries the “mendacity” of others, family secrets and revelations threaten to tear the clan apart. A feast for favorite Kansas City actors, Cat, observes The Kansas City Star, remains “as emotionally true and intense as any modern drama.” You must not miss one of the landmark plays of the 20th century.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play in 3 acts. It runs for 2 hours and 50 minutes with 2 10-minute intermissions.
Please note that clove cigarettes and cigars will be utilized during this performance.
Photo credit: Vanessa Severo and Nathan Darrow photographed by Don Ipock
“Raw, explosive, steamy, sultry... A pot-boiler of a play. Vanessa Severo leads a dynamite cast as Maggie the Cat, the sexually frustrated wife of Brick Pollitt [portrayed by Nathan Darrow of “House of Cards”]… This production is worthy of national recognition… Compelling, thought-provoking, rough, sublime, shocking–it’s all there. This is Tennessee Williams at his finest. BOOK TICKETS NOW.”Bob Evans, KC Applauds
“A gleaming Cadillac production, deftly directed, elegantly designed and festooned with vivid performances from one of the best casts you’re likely to see on any stage.”Robert Trussell, KC Studio
“Sizzling, sensuous, and smoldering…features a cast of all-stars. Severo plays Maggie with sensuous success, and Darrow was a stand out giving us a Brick that is raw, like a live nerve. O’Conner plays Big Daddy with a power that is felt throughout the room while Merle Moores’ Big Mama is full of heart and soul that wrenched my own heart out. Amy Attaway is stellar, offering us a Mae that made me laugh and also dislike her, while Darren Kennedy’s portrayal of Goober definitely drove home why no one likes Goober. Damron Russel Armstrong as Reverend Tooker brought the energy and had the biggest laughs. The entire ensemble is on point… Director Lisa Rothe’s skill is evident mere seconds into the show.”Megan Greenlee, Perform.Ink
Special thanks to this show’s sponsors:
- Sep212:00PMSigned Performance8:00PM
Lisa M. Rothe
Mary R. Honour
Rachel M. Dyer