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Tara Isabella Burton

“ ‘Cats’ …  isn’t about cats: It’s about God, but God seen through a glass darkly. Or rather, it’s about that dark glass: the irony we do not know how to get out of. None of us knows whether to laugh or cry at ‘Cats,’ because there is something true, awfully and uncannily true, about its perversely sexualized cats who really just want to transcend who they are.”

– Columnist Tara Isabella Burton describing the movie version of the musical “Cats” as the musical for our time (in Religion News Service)