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Judith Ivey

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens Thursday, September 13, in our Pearlstone Theater. Written by Tennessee Williams, and directed by Judith Ivey, our production of Cat tells a classic tale of a southern family desperately trying to keep secrets despite the thinly veiled walls around them.

Before you come to see this thought-provoking play, we sat down with the director and found out some interesting facts.

“My favorite part is rehearsing because of the exploration of ‘how do you make it believable?’ which is always my bottom line. That’s the fun part.”


  1. Judith portrayed Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Long Wharf Theatre and reprised the role in March 2010 at the Roundabout Theatre in New York.
  2. She received two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performances in Steaming and Hurlyburly.
  3. Both of Judith’s parents are educators.
  4. Judith speaks a number of different dialects.
  5. The very first film Judith ever acted in, Harry & Son, was directed by and starred Paul Newman.

Get your tickets for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof! Buy now.