Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) by Tennessee Williams shows the emotional lies (menzogne) governing relationships in the family of a wealthy (benestante) southern planter ( propietario di piantagioni) of humble (umili) origins . The patriarch, Big Daddy, is going to (sta per) celebrate his 65th birthday. His two married sons, Cooper (Brother Man) and Brick, are at home for the occasion: Cooper, with his pregnant wife (moglie in cinta) and five children; Brick with his wife Maggie. The play pivots around (la commedia ruota) the interaction among them (tra loro). Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the Pulitzer prize and was turned into (fu adattato in )a 1958 film directed by Richard Brooks and starring (interpretato da)Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman .