Monday, May 12, 2008
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Mendacity. I will never forget this word now. It's a central theme in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It means a falsehood; a lie. It becomes a pivot word in a wonderful scene in the play with Brick and Big Daddy. A scene that broke my heart.
Anika Noni Rose, Terence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Lou Meyers all shine in this wonderful production of Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Experiencing the play reminded me why I love theater.
I could feel the sensuality and frustration of Anika as Maggie the Cat. The pain and heartache of Terence as Brick. Film captures a lot, but there is a magic and vibrancy that only live theater can give you.
Two weeks from now, I'm going to see my man, Laurence Fishburne in his one man show of Thurgood Marshall. I can't wait for that! My mom and I had a wonderful Mother's Day watching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. If you have a chance to go, please do. It is worth it.