In his memoirs, Tennessee Williams wrote that "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was his favorite play, the one that "comes closest to being both a work of art and a work of craft." The current production at Everyman Theatre, co-produced with Columbia's Rep Stage, does Williams' assessment proud.
The second-act confrontation between Timmy Ray James' mean-spirited Big Daddy and his son Brick, played with intense self-loathing by Kyle Prue, is some of the best acting seen yet at this small gem of a theater. If you haven't treated yourself to an evening at Everyman, this is an excellent time to start.
Everyman Theatre is at 1727 N. Charles St. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays; through June 7. Tickets are $15. Call 410-752-2208.
Pub Date: 5/24/98