Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

December 6 - 14, 2014
Jane Page, Director

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams, 1955) winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the complex family relationships of the wealthy cotton tycoon family of Big Daddy Pollitt. Several recurring motifs such as social morés, greed, superficiality, decay, sexual desire, repression and death are explored. The role of “Maggie the Cat” was forever immortalized on the world’s psyche by the late Elizabeth Taylor and has come to be one of the most iconic roles in the dramatic canon. Cat embodies the recurring theme of mendacity especially relative to bowing to the complicated rules of social conduct in Southern society and culture. The recurring line, “Wouldn’t it be funny if it was true?” , in response to proclamations of love say much about the human fascination with “love” and the uncertainty that love brings with it.

Humanities Hall Little Theatre

Evenings:  Dec. 6, 11, 12, 13        8:00 pm
Evening:  Dec. 10                        7:30 pm
Matinees:  Dec. 7, 13, 14              2:00 pm
General  $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11 


Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at




Please join UCI’s Department of Drama, Director Jane Page and the cast and crew of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as we partner with Operation Santa Claus to make the holidays a little brighter for families facing challenges this year. Since 1962, the Operation Santa Claus Gift gifts to children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, and placed Shop has providedin foster care, as well as to low-income families who are served by the County of Orange Social Services Agency, Health Care Agency, OC Community Resources, Child Support Services and Probation Department. Last year OSC distributed over 42,000 toys, stuffed animals, clothes and books to children in the Orange County area.

We invite you to bring a toy, book, or game (unwrapped) for children of any age, though this year toddler gifts, dolls and stuffed toys are especially appreciated. Please bring the gifts with you the night of the performance, or call (949) 824-7513 to make alternate arrangements. Thank you for helping us make the holidays a little brighter for our community’s kids!

Listen to the KUCI podcast. Claudia Shambaugh interview with Director Jane Page

(originally aired December 2, 2014)

December 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm
December 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm
December 10, 2014 - 7:30 pm
December 11, 2014 - 8:00 pm
December 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm
December 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm
December 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm
December 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm