National Theatre Live in HD: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

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National Theatre Live in HD: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

This scorching revival of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama burns bright enough to both scorch and illuminate.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:00pm-5:00pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

“A brilliant, lacerating account of the play … unforgettable.” —The Independent

Benedict Andrews follows up his smash hit A Streetcar Named Desire with a thrilling revival of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Starring a perfectly paired Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller, this Young Vic production brings combustible conviction to a smoldering classic that has only rarely ignited in performance in recent years.

Both lies and the even more scorching truth threaten to unravel a family gathering set during a sweltering Mississippi summer. As they gather with family to celebrate Big Daddy’s (Colm Meaney) birthday, Brick (O’Connell, Unbroken) and Maggie (Miller, American Sniper) dance around 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? Runtime: 3h

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