CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF By Tennessee Williams Translated by Shlomo Moskovitz Directed by Gilad Kinchi Bet Lessin, April 28 • By HELEN KAYE As the saying goes, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Eran Atzmon’s set for this uneasy Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – two sets of tall glass windows – is thus beautifully ironic. Glass affords little privacy either, and the only place that the unlovely characters of Cat can get some is in the small bathroom at stage left, but even there, their faces are projected huge onto a rear screen, as if to say that in our day no real privacy is possible; this is wholly a Cat for our time.
It’s a savage play. Throughout the characters hurl verbal brickbats at one another.