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If you think D.C. summers are hot, be glad you’re not part of the Pollitt family. The dysfunctional clan at the heart of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof come together one sweltering summer night for what devolves into the most awkward birthday party in all of American theater. Dupont Circle’s Keegan Theatre first staged this play in 2001, with co-artistic directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea playing the troubled Brick and Maggie. Now they’re reviving the classic, this time as co-directors, to launch a new season and christen the stage of the newly renovated Andrew Keegan Theatre. If you’ve only ever seen the movie adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, now’s your chance to see the dude-on-dude romance that was censored from the screenplay. The play, written a year after Brown v. Board of Education, also sends up the Southern racial codes and faux gentility. It’s not just hot—it’s scathing. The play runs June 27 to July 26 at Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. $25–$36. (202) 265-3767. keegantheatre.com.