Evolution of a Set: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Day Two Evolution of a Set: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Day Two: Lyric Arts is excited to announce that we are building our first raked stage! What's that, you ask? That is where the back of the stage is at a higher level than the front of the stage, but it still looks like a "normal" floor because it is angled only slightly. So all of the platforms that can be seen on the back of the stage will become that "raked" stage. What other productions have you seen with a raked stage that you can think of?