Video: How Ruth Stage Is Retelling CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF for a New Generation

Watch the conversation with cast members Matt de Rogatis, Courtney Henggeler, Frederick Weller, Alison Fraser, and director Joe Rosario.

Tenessee Williams getting a reboot off-Broadway. Ruth Stage is bringing back its critically acclaimed production of his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, in a provocative and controversial modern staging. The play, which returns to the Theatre at St. Clement's after a first of its kind off-Broadway premiere last summer, is now in previews and is set to run through Friday, March 31, 2023.

Tennessee Williams' sultry, southern storm of a play about greed, deceit, self-delusion, sexual desire and repression, homophobia, sexism, and the looming specter of death won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. Ruth Stage's modern and haunting interpretation is set in an estate in the Mississippi Delta of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon. The play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's highly dysfunctional family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the Cat, Brick's wife.

"Disfunctional families are timeless," explained Matt de Rogatis, who is reprising his critically acclaimed role as Brick. "There are so many themes in this play that are so relevant in 2023, just as they were in 1955. I had a mentor say to me once, 'There are no new sins,' and it's true! Everything that was going on then is still happening today... we've just gotten into a DeLorean and pushed [the story] into 2023. What's so great about this interpretation is that it doesn't feel dated. It feels modern and yet the stakes are still just as high."

Watch below as he is joined by co-stars Courtney Henggeler (Maggie the Cat), Frederick Weller (Big Daddy), Alison Fraser (Big Mama) and director Joe Rosario to chat about the exciting new production!



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Video: How Ruth Stage Is Retelling CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF for a New Generation

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is back onstage at Ruth Stage! The Tennessee Williams classic returns to the Theatre at St. Clement's in a modern and haunting interpretation that audiences cannot get enough of. In this video watch as Richard Ridge chats with the company.



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