Heading towards the Solstice: Drama, Politics & Cabaret
Guests: Carla Steen, Guthrie Theater Dramaturg Andy Birkey, MN LGBT Political Journalist Maren Ward, Co-Artistic Director Bedlam Theatre, performer, director
Carla Steen, Dramaturg
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams,
directed by Lisa Peterson
Carla discusses issues around Brick's sexuality & Williams' script
It's the 65th birthday of wealthy southern patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, who is unknowingly dying of cancer, and his sons Gooper and Brick have arrived on the scene of the family's Mississippi plantation in hopes of inching closer to their $10 million inheritance. Yet as Brick descends into alcoholism following the death of a college friend, his fragile relationship with his wife Maggie continues to crumble, and the lies and illusion become too much for the family to bear.