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PERFORMANCE: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

Safiya Nygaard's senior project. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof examines such issues as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression, and death. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of a Southern family in crisis, focusing on the husband and wife Brick and Maggie Pollitt, and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening at the family's plantation home in Mississippi. They have all gathered to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. All of the family members (except Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama) are aware of Big Daddy's true diagnosis: he is dying of cancer. Throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed a web of deceit for itself. Produced in conjunction with Stanford Theater Laboratory. Directed by Michael Hunter. Performances on March 6th, 7th, and 8th at 8pm and March 9th at 2pm in Prosser Studio Theater. Admission is free. Reserve tickets at



Friday, March 7, 2014. 08:00 PM


Prosser Studio Theater


This event is sponsored by the Department of Theater + Performance Studies.


FREE + Open to the PublicReserve tickets at