The National Theatre production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” broadcast live from London’s Young Vic Theatre streams live to the Orcas Center screen on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. The New York Times declares, “This thrilling revival burns bright enough to scorch.”
Tennessee Williams’ 20-century masterpiece “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
The Independent describes the production to be, “A brilliant, lacerating account of the play … unforgettable.” The Metro raves, “Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth.” The Sunday Times states that the production is, “A bold reimagining, innovative and powerfully acted.” Note that the stage production has age guidance of 15 and over.
Tickets for NT Live’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” are $20, $15 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 360-376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center box office open Tuesday–Fridays from 12-3 p.m. Subsidized tickets available at the box office for $5. For more information about Orcas Center’s 2017-2018 season visit www.orcascenter.org.