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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
One of the most acclaimed productions of the 20th century, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof tells the drama of seething passions that beset a wealthy Southern family whose lives are stripped of pretense in a shattering moment of revelation.  Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize, the piece was an instant phenomenon during its original Broadway run and has been called "The masterpiece that changed American Theatre forever".  A film adaptation in 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, was nominated for 6 Academy Awards.
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of a Southern family in crisis, focusing on the turbulent relationship of a husband and wife, Brick and Maggie Pollitt, and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon "Big Daddy" Pollitt. Maggie, has escaped a childhood of desperate poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family. The favored child, Brick, has neglected Maggie and ignores his brother's attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick's indifference and his near-continuous drinking dates back to the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Big Daddy is unaware that he has cancer and will never live to see another birthday; his doctors and his family have conspired to keep this information from him and his wife. His relatives are in attendance and attempt to present themselves in the best possible light, hoping to receive the definitive share of Big Daddy's enormous wealth.
ATSF's production is directed by founding member, and award-winning director, Keith Phillips. Set design by Biz Duncan, Light Design by Rachel Klyce with technical direction provided by James Baldock.  The cast features company members, Christian Phillips as Big Daddy, Jennifer Welch as Margaret, Nicholas Russell as Brick, Sean Hallinan as Gooper, Carole Robinson as Mae and John Krause as Doc Baugh.

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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States


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Arts > Theatre

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