Roadrunner is delighted to expand its repertoire to include one of the truly great dramas of the modern stage. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1955 (and countless awards since), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof hurtles its audience into a steamy night in post-War Mississippi as a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt’s birthday. The scorching heat of that summer night is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other — and the iconic characters Tennessee Williams has created. Big Daddy’s alcoholic son Brick and his wife Maggie — famously “Maggie the Cat,” undeniably sexual and yet wholly frustrated— dance around the secrets and tension that threaten to destroy their marriage. Meanwhile Big Daddy and his long suffering wife, Big Mama, must come to terms with both their own mortality and the disappointments on which their relationship is built, while Big Daddy’s other son, Gooper, and his wife Mae, scheme to take over the family plantation. Not a moment in this play does not crackle with dramatic tension, as the Pollitt family enwraps us in greed, dishonesty, lust, love and death — sometimes in the very same moments. This is Dallas and Dynasty, only written by one of the masters of American theater.