Washington DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will follow up A Street Car Named Desire with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the Tennessee Williams Explored series. The show will run until July 4th. Mary Stuart Masterson has been cast as Maggie the Cat alongside Jeremy Davidson as Brick. Masterson is fresh off her Tony Nomination for last years revival of Nine.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof revolves around Big Daddy, and overbearing millionaire who is dying of cancer, yet but firmly believes he’s in perfect health. “His oldest son Gooper and daughter-in-law Mae secretly scheme to secure their inheritance. Meanwhile, his favorite son Brick, a dejected former football star, climbs inside a whisky bottle for solace, threatening his marriage to the sensuous Maggie. As Maggie “the Cat” fights to win back her husband and preserve the family fortune, Big Daddy learns the painful truth about his illness—and the shocking secret behind Brick’s sullen and abusive behavior.”
Tennesse Williams Explored will end with The Glass Menagerie starting July 17th – August 8th. The production will star two time Academy Award Winner Sally Field as Amanda Wingfield.
For more information and tickets visit The Kennedy Center