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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.