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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams

Dates: November 11-20, 2011
Where: Mainstage Theater
When: November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm
November 13 and 20 at 2:00 pm

Play information:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, is not only a landmark American drama, but a ground-breaking theatrical event! Set in the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans, the play revolves around Blanche DuBois, an emotionally fragile and destitute woman who has come to the end of the line; the seedy home of her sister, Stella, and her rough, brutish brother-in law, Stanley Kowalski. In a sultry, decadent jungle of dappled half-light, free-flowing liquor, honky-tonks, rippling sexuality, and fleeting sanity, Blanche desperately seeks refuge in a quiet world of memory and illusion. But Stanley is there to cut off her only escape, and rip her back into the cold, hard light of reality with raw, animal power. Poetic and provocative, lyrical and lusty, A Streetcar Named Desire is a haunting, uncompromising, and undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the American Theater.

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