THE CAT’S BACK
Tennessee Williams’ classic lust-filled play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been done many times but never like this.
Directed by Benedict Andrews, whose 2014 in-the-round production of Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire was a massive London hit, the Young Vic production this time takes over the West End’s Apollo Theatre. Sienna Miller is Maggie and Jack O’Connell is Brick, her impotent, alcoholic husband. Andrews adds a layer of dark humor to the steamy, below-the-belt sex drama set on a steamy night in Mississippi, and the two stars shine dancing circles around each other with their secrets and lies. Searing and poetic, Williams’ 20th-century masterpiece about a family’s fight for survival is summer’s must-see revival.
Until October 7, youngvic.org