"One of the most successful plays of our time...a play of tremendous dramatic impact...enormous theatrical power."New York Post
"A gripping and intensely moving play...Mr. Williams is the man of our time who comes closest to hurling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage."The New York Times
"One of the most successful plays of out time... a play of tremendous dramatic impact... enormous theatrical power."New York Post
"...Williams has fashioned his most compelling characters."New York Journal-American
"This is a gripping and intensely moving play, a play that can hold its own with anything written in the post O'Neill American theater... Brilliant scenes, scenes of sudden and lashing dramatic power, break open... There is, indeed, not one moment in the evening when the stinging accuracy of Mr. Williams' ear for human speech is not compellingly in evidence... Mr. Williams is the man of our time who comes closest to hurtling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage; he is also the man whose prose comes closest to being as incisive natural poetry."The New York Times
MAE - sometimes called "Sister Woman"
GOOPER - sometimes called "Brother Man"
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Script
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth 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 at the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds.