By Tennessee Williams
May 18 through June 16.
In a Mississippi plantation house, the members of the Pollitt family are celebrating the 65th birthday of “Big Daddy.” The tone is happy, but the mood is somber, for a number of old evils poison the gaiety—sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, and a desperate eagerness not to believe in the truths that surround them. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. This masterpiece is a delicately wrought exercise in human communication and a scathing treatise against the mendacity that so many allow to rule their lives. WINNER OF THE 1955 PULITZER PRIZE