Drama in the south heats up at Tulsa PAC.
Opening Friday, June 5 –
A play by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first arrived on stage in 1955, winning the Pulitzer Prize that same year. Williams’ best-known work and known as his personal favorite, the play explores the drama between members of the Pollitt family, headed by Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon. Set in the Mississippi Delta, its no secret that Brick, Big Daddy’s son, and his wife, Margaret, also known as Maggie the Cat, are having marriage troubles, Big Daddy finds out he has cancer and Maggie is fearful she will not end up with Big Daddy’s estate. “This controversial and heated drama explores many taboos of mid-century American, including sexuality and greed,” the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall’s website says. Reduxion Theatre Company’s presentation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was directed by Oklahoma artist, Terry Veal, and the production will run from June 5 through June 13. For more information, visit www.okcciviccenter.com.