"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Lowry Marshall
Stuart Theatre
Oct 31 - Nov 10
Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm

Anyone in costume gets in for $3 on All Hallows Eve!

Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin proudly present A Streetcar Named Desire, the 1948 Pulitzer Prize winner by the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. Under the direction of Brown professor Lowry Marshall, Williams’ masterpiece is given an even grander New Orleans flair with the help of a large ensemble of performers and their dynamic array of instruments.

Having been adapted for the stage, film, ballet and opera, A Streetcar Named Desire is as integral to the American psyche as any play has ever been. Written at the tail end of the American fascination with melodrama, the play follows Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle whose melodramatic sighs and cries for rescue thinly veil her delusions of grandeur and her struggles with alcoholism. Self-effacing and deferential, Blanche’s sister Stella lives in fear of her brutish and emotionally abusive husband Stanley. Chaos ensues as passions fly, when Blanche’s visit puts her and Stanley on a collision course.

In this inventive new production of Tennessee Williams' tragic masterpiece, the vibrant world of the New Orleans French Quarter becomes a not-so-innocent bystander to Blanche and Stanley's fatal pas de deux.  Arguably the greatest American play of the 20th century, Streetcar grapples with the deepest, most persistent challenges of our never-ending quest for connection:  love and desire, sex and violence, loss and loneliness.  If you've never visited Tennessee Williams' New Orleans, now's the time and if you're ready for a return visit, get on board the Streetcar

October 31-November 10, 2013. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Sunday at 2pm.  Stuart Theatre, 75 Waterman St., Providence, RI. Tickets:  $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $7 for students. Group rates are available. Contact us at (401) 863-2838 or at boxoffice@brown.edu. Visit us in person at the Leeds Box Office in Lyman Hall, 77 Waterman Street, Providence, RI.  brown.edu/go/tickets