Friday, March 21, 2008
So maybe I'm jaded, but even if TVA hadn't done it's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" production, I feel the all-black cast angle for this play is kind of 'last century.' As I was reading about it, both in the New Yorker and in Entertainment Weekly, I had this wild idea that what would be cool would be to reimagine the play for today. Skew all of the characters a little younger, make Big Daddy (late 40s-early 50s) an Internet millionaire from the 90s, have Brick (late 20s) be a coke head working in the music industry, have Skipper die from complications from meth addiction, and have Maggie be a former diva that Brick signed to his label but who never had a hit. Any playwright out there who wants to follow up on that, have at it. I'd have a go but I've got a few other things on my plate...
Posted by Dave T at 10:34 PM