Theatre In Chicago      
Your Source For What's On Stage In Chicago 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Drury Lane- Oakbrook

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Drury Lane- Oakbrook
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace

In the heat of the South under the gaze of patriarch Big Daddy, the expectations of marriage and family spoil. A birthday party brings a family's skeletons to the surface as each one fights over the bones. Well known for the 1958 film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives which received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Writing.

Thru - Aug 26, 2018

Half Price Tickets

Wednesdays: 1:30pm
Thursdays: 1:30pm & 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 5:00pm & 8:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Price: $43 - $58

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 630-530-0111

Running Time: 2hrs, 20mins; one intermission
Buy Tickets

Click Here for Half-Price Tickets

Drury Lane- Oakbrook Seating Chart

  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...It's an intriguing conceit on the surface. Unfortunately, it has the unintended effect of lowering the stakes on a play that's fueled entirely by passionate arguments and salacious secrets. Even the actors seem to have internalized the message: The concerns that animate Williams' Southern belles and whistlers aren't so deep to us today, and so the production remains surface-level."
Read Full Review

Kris Vire

Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...Briskly paced and ferociously acted, Drury Lane's production soars in this 900-plus seat theater where large musical numbers typically supply the spectacle. Not this time. In Dodge's revival, it's the aria-like monologues performed by Chicago favorite Matt DeCaro and TV veteran Genevieve Angelson that stop the show."
Read Full Review

Barbara Vitello

Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Recommended

"...Tony nominee Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge does an excellent job of unraveling the lies and secrets of the Pollitt family living in ruins from the devastation of the 'Old South' where the emotional battle leaves every family trapped in disbelief regarding their issues in life."
Read Full Review

Rick and Brenda McCain

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The cast of players is strong and we as the audience become the proverbial “fly on the wall” learning about each of the family members and their pasts. The other cast members of note are Joe Bianco as the Reverend Tooker, who has come by to celebrate the birthday and Craig Spidle as Doctor Baugh, who during the second act takes us on a side trip into the future of Big Daddy. The house servants are played by Donica Lynn and Reginald Robinson Jr. In the program there are several children listed ( I guess they are the children of Gooper and Mae): Amir Henderson, Brooke Macdougal, Guinnevere Neville, Wyatt Robertson and Chloe Schueller. While we hear them and glimpse some offstage action, I am not sure they are important cogs in the wheel as far as this well told story being on the stage."
Read Full Review

Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...A metaphor for the rot and disintegration within the Pollitt family, the decaying ruins of their formerly palatial plantation home becomes the backdrop for Tennessee Williams’ dramatic tale of greed, denial and shame. Reeking with mendacity and deception, and lurking in the shadow of Death’s doorway, Big Daddy’s birthday celebration ignites far more fireworks than those seen in the skies above. Uncontrolled avarice and overpowering jealousies rear their ugly heads as this magnificent production, a textbook example of class acting, in which an already dysfunctional family turns into cats on a hot tin roof."
Read Full Review

Colin Douglas

PicksInSix - Highly Recommended

"...A defining moment in Drury Lane's stirring production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof occurs when Big Mama, resigned to a certain future that she has heretofore denied, slowly climbs the sweeping staircase toward Big Daddy's bedroom. She is intent on working her way back into any personal space left in a man she has loved unconditionally, who is now terminally ill, bitter and stoked with avarice. The hopelessness of the situation is writ large throughout Cindy Gold's riveting performance of director Marcia Milgrom Dodge's captivating interpretation."
Read Full Review

Ed Tracy

  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Photo Gallery

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

Twitter Follow Us On Twitter