The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. This is a pre-recorded, encore screening from the National Theatre in London, presented in HD on the big screen in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall.
Tennessee Williams’ 20th century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," director Benedict Andrews' "thrilling revival" (said the New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. The story is set on a steamy night in Mississippi and revolves around a Southern family gathering at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. The lead characters, Brick (Jack O’Connell) and Maggie (Sienna Miller), dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, the play explores which version of the truth is real – and which will win out.
This is the fourth screening in the new Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series featuring encore performances from the National Theatre in London and the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Be transported to world-famous venues and see critically acclaimed actors and productions in high-definition on the big screen in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall. Make an afternoon out of it and take a trip to the WCU Fine Art Museum beforehand, which is open one hour prior to the screening. Concessions will available for purchase and can be taken in the Performance Hall to enjoy during the screening.
To purchase tickets for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" visit arts.wcu.edu/tinroof or call 227-ARTS.