Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

The Gallery Players presents a new staging of this classic from Tennessee Williams. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. More…

From the show:

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Intrusive, conniving relatives plot to disrupt the event, eager to see daughter-in-law Maggie put in her place and her husband, Brick, tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. How will the evening end as tensions build? Will Brick speak candidly with his father before it’s too late? Can Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion set things right?

2h 30m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (32)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining
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Deep, Dated, Witty, Intense, Great writing

See it if Great characters. Witty dialog. Themes that were edgy in their time. Slow, intense buildup to a satisfying climax.

Don't see it if You won’t appreciate a classic with somewhat dated themes. Maggie was less convincing than the male leads.

Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Super acting. Super play. Super directing. Great set. So needed after the film which could not fight censorship. more

Don't see it if No Elizabeth Taylor nor Paul Newman. Rain kept some away., 3 Acts nearly 3 hours.

Also The original play only hinted at the Skipper/Brick relationship. The f... Read more Read less

Well acted, Indulgent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Clark's Brick & Pruitt's Big Daddy take command of William's gothic soap opera McCallum's Maggie is competent but lacks needed desperation

Don't see it if William's prose can get deliciously purple yet the lengthy, dramatic rants give the play its drive leaving only the ugly, needed self-truths

Well-paced, Long, 4 strong leads, Strong construction, Biting dialog

See it if you’re interested in seeing a well-played production of 1 of Tennessee Williams’ most biting, best constructed plays.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in revisiting the sexual (& other) repressions of the white mid-1950s South.

Also “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” won the Pulitzer Prize a decade-&-a-half befor... Read more Read less

Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy mid-20th century plays. You want a classic play performed by a great cast in an atmospheric setting.

Don't see it if You'd prefer a play w/more modern ideas about women, homosexuality & race: while in context w/the play's time, they're uncomfortable to hear

Riveting, Epic, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families with complex characters.

Don't see it if you prefer something light or short (this is 2 hours 40 minutes with 2 intermissions).

Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you would like a wonderful production all around-direction, acting (adults and children), sound, lights, staging, singing, tension, laughs.

Don't see it if you do not like the great writing of Tennessee Williams exposing the flaws of a dysfunctional family including, greed, alcoholism, sexuality

Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you are a fan of Tennessee Williams and would like to see a very well acted performance in a tiny Brooklyn theater.

Don't see it if you don't like Tennessee Williams or Brooklyn.

Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love the way TW manages to create flawed characters that you don't quite like, but you still care about the outcome.

Don't see it if You don't want to see something long. Although the time goes by quickly, because the writing and acting is so good.

Long, Too wordy, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy well produced play with great acting by the cast.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Tennessee Williams' stories or wordy, long dialogues in plays.

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an excellent production of a well know Tennessee Williams play.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to go to Brooklyn for a wonderful play.

See it!, Best of tennessee williams, Nearly perfect

See it if you've never seen an uncut Cat. Fantastic acting, direction, set, costumes, lights & sound. Totally engrossing theater.

Don't see it if you dislike Tenn Williams, dislike long plays (nearly 3 hours) & dislike small but good community theater. As Williams should be.

Also I haven't seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in Years, but this is the best pr... Read more Read less

Riveting, Epic, Funny, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful writing and still surprising epic play. Actors bring freshness and wit to familiar characters. Production brings out the humor.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this epic, wonderfully designed and performed classic!

Great staging, Masterful, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a stellar production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece with incredibly amazing actors. It's long but we loved every minute of it!

Don't see it if you can not tolerate classics or sit still for 2.5 hours. But you would really miss out on masterful performances by the whole cast.

Also This is the second Gallery Players play ever we saw (the first was Cab... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Tennessee Williams plays,have never seen it,good acting

Don't see it if It is long,2 and a half hours plus 2 intermissions

Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful production of the Tennessee Williams classic. The close to 3 hour production with two intermissions just flew by.

Don't see it if You have trouble sitting almost 3 hours for a play. But honestly I can't think of any reason not to see this

Also I was very impressed with the gallery players production. I will certa... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Riveting

See it if See comments

Don't see it if See comments

Also The nearly three hours flew by quickly.... Read more Read less

Slow, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like family dramas with a fantastic cast drawing you into all of the tension.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3-act play.

Also The cast did an absolutely fantastic job on this one--this might be my... Read more Read less

Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Top acting, clear direction, full respect due a great play, held me every moment. Big Daddy & Mama especially strong in a strong ensemble.

Don't see it if You don't like Tennessee Williams or you can't find Brooklyn.

Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if A mesmerizing family drama that mostly focuses on "the truth" that must be told in a world of "mendacity",performed by talented actors at a*

Don't see it if 2 1/2 hours and 2 intermissions are too long a time for you.

Also *bed-sitting room,a room for sleeping and living that lends sensuality... Read more Read less

Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Tennessee Williams' plays. This production is very respectful of the writer. Main characters are wonderfully acted.

Don't see it if you have no patience for longer plays (it's 3 acts), or if you expect a modern or more conceptual staging.

Also Actors should serve the writer in these type of stagings. Trying to be... Read more Read less

Must see, Great staging, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of playwright Tennessee Williams and enjoy watching a well acted play performed by a great company.

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals.

Also Amanda McCallum as "Maggie the cat" is outstanding. The play would be ... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Slow, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the movie, if you like plays and Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if You don’t like dialogue driven drama you can’t handle someone else playing the role Liz Taylor played in the film.

Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if great acting of a classic play is your idea of a great night out. Seats are fairly comfortable. Its a long play with 2 intermissions.

Don't see it if You don't have time for the 2:40 play.

Great acting, Intense, Fluffy, Edgy

See it if you appreciate edgy acting and though provoking theatre.

Don't see it if you have young kids that you'd like to take to see a show.

“Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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