“A Streetcar Named Desire”

The Drama Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Professor Maurya Wickstrom, on Apr. 3, 4, 5, and 10, 11, 12 at 7:00pm in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Lab Theatre. Tickets are $10/$5 for students and seniors and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 718.982.2787.

In this production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche, Stanley, Stella, and the rest return to a very different New Orleans than the one in which Williams originally placed them. This New Orleans is hard, urban, devastated, and contemporary. Within it, Blanche, arriving destitute at the home of her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley, creates a force field of violence and passion. The play, containing some of the most beautiful lines in the theater, and memorable moments of love, speaks to us about the cost of brutality and loss.

 

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