December 14, 2018

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute broadcasts the London National Theatre’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Saturday, January 5 at 1 pm. Tickets are $18 ($16 Clark members) and may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 413 458 0524. Run time is 3 hours, 5 minutes.

Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’s “thrilling revival” (The New York Times) of Tennessee Williams’s twentieth-century masterpiece stars Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher) as Maggie and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) as Brick. Veteran actor Colm Meaney breathes new life into the role of Big Daddy.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real—and which will win out?

Please note that this performance is recommended for ages 15 and up. This is an encore presentation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. All ticket sales are non-refundable. 


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August and Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June. Hours: 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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