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'Cat on A Hot Tin Roof' at Concord Players

Margaret Smith

There’s something bracingly honest about a Tennessee Williams play performed for a contemporary audience.

It’s refreshing and satisfying to hear adults talk frankly about drinking, domestic disarray, inheritance wars and even terminal illness, with adult anguish and passion.

The Concord Players presents “Cat on A Hot Tin Roof” with an opening night celebrating the birthday part of “Big Daddy,” the play’s patriarch, who presides over a sprawling family whose sons are fighting to be named his principal heir.

“Cat on A Hot Tin Roof” is on stage at the 51 Walden St. Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden St., Concord, with performances Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, 13 and 14, 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.

Nov. 6 ticket holders can participate in an opening night “Big Daddy” birthday party with southern delicacies. Tickets $18. For more information, visit www.concordplayers.org or call 978-369-2990.

Margaret Smith is Arts and Calendar editor at GateHouse Media New England' s Northwest Unit. E-mail her at msmith@cnc.com.