You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Theater & art


A different breed of ‘Cat’ in Wellfleet

Embellishing the Tennessee Williams classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” sounds like risky business. But director Elizabeth Falk says, “It’s all there in the play.”

Her production runs through Sept. 22 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, before moving to the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival for four performances Sept. 27-29. And it opens with a wordless prologue of her creation, starring two characters often mentioned in the text but never before seen: the original owners of the plantation, now inhabited by familiar characters Big Daddy and Big Mama, Maggie and Brick.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week