“I am glad that in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, we are getting off the chest some of the terrible things that we have to say about human fate. I want to keep the core of the play very hard… as hard and fierce as Big Daddy… A terrible black anger and ferosity, a rock-bottom honesty. Only against this background can his moments of tenderness, of longing, move us deeply.

“This is a play about good bastards and good bitches. I mean it exposes the startling co-existence of good and evil, the shocking duality of the single heart.” — Tennessee Williams, in a 1954 letter to Elia Kazan*

Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller star as Brick and Maggie (Colm Meaney is Big Daddy) in the best revival in years of Williams’ 1955 classic. Recently on the boards at the Apollo in London, this raw-edged Young Vic production was directed by Benedict Andrews.

The first of two L.A. Theatre Works presentations of the National Theatre Live broadcast will screen this weekend at UCLA.


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF—NTLive screening

Sunday, February 25, at 3 pm.

Saturday, March 10, at 3 pm.

James Bridges Theater, UCLA

235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles.

Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in the 2017 Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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