Cat on a hot tin roof is a play by tennessee williamsone of williamss more famous works and his personal favorite the play won the pulitzer prize for drama in 1955 set in the plantation home in the mississippi delta of big daddy pollitt a wealthy cotton tycoon the play examines the relationships among members of big daddys family primarily between his son brick and maggie the cat . Some 95 of the imdb comments on cat concentrate on its stars performances and justly so thats about all there is to this static bowdlerized adaptation of tennessee williams pulitzer prize winning play. Tennessee williams 1911 1983 is the acclaimed author of many books of letters short stories poems essays and a large collection of plays including the glass menagerie a streetcar named desire camino real cat on a hot tin roof orpheus descending the night of the iguana and the rose tattoo. The cat on a hot tin roof the cat refers to a particular fantasy of femininity and feminine desire the plays primary cat is maggie a typically hysterical dissatisfied williams heroine who prostrates herself before brick maggies loneliness has made her a cat hard anxious and bitter. Cat on a hot tin roof play by tennessee williams published and produced in 1955it won a pulitzer prizethe play exposes the emotional lies governing relationships in the family of a wealthy southern planter of humble origins
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