A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play which received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. It is often regarded as among the finest plays of the 20th century.
After the loss of her family home to creditors, Blanche DuBois travels from the small town of Laurel, Mississippi to the New Orleans French Quarter to live with her younger, married sister Stella, and brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Blanche, in her thirties, has no money and no where else to go.
Wounded by romantic abuses, loss, and dangerous mistakes, Blanche prefers her world kept in dim, ambiguous light, fuzzy at the edges. She is shocked by Stella’s simple existence, her new low-class habits, and most of all, her crude, simple husband, Stanley, who has won the love of “little” Stella as he calls her by his sheer masculinity and sexual superiority. Stanley is fierce and unpredictable, moving from violence to softness in an instant, and he incites Blanche into a cruel, sadistic dance where the only possible end is pain.
This is an unforgettable raw performance of Tennessee William’s famous and highly poetic play, featuring an updated 3/4 thrust stage and interactive projection mapping.
NOTE: THIS SHOW FEATURES MATURE THEMES AND BRIEF VIOLENCE. FEATURES ICONIC LINES LIKE, “I’VE ALWAYS RELIED ON THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.” PARENTAL SUPERVISION ADVISED FOR MINORS.
A Streetcar Named Desire will be running on Orcas Center’s Main stage from January 24th-February 2nd. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Blanche – Kate Wlaysewski
Stella – Katie Zwilling
Stanley – Kelly Toombs
Mitch – Don Yerly
Eunice – Andrea Cohen
Steve – Lew Thomas
Pablo – Michael Armenia
Paperboy – Matthew Laslo
Flower lady/Neighbor – Val Hellar
Doctor – Tom Fiscus
Nurse – Gillian Smith
Light Design – Robert Hall
Set Design – Robert Hall
Sound & Projection Design – Jake Perrine
Technical Operator – Jake Perrine
Technical Assistant – Lew Thomas
Stage Manager – Julie Hogle
Stage Crew – Mindy Sonshine
Costumes – Asifa Welch-Pasin
Set Construction – Robert Hall, Dane Steck and Stephanie Wright