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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Closed July 22, 2012

Daphne Vargas and Nicole Ari Parker as sisters Stella and Blanche had a believable chemistry and their scenes together were among the best.

Kia Barbee

Why See A Streetcar Named Desire?

Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former schoolteacher Blanche, who leaves the family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and Stella's animalistic husband, Stanley. She quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1940s life in the French Quarter.

A Streetcar Named Desire is being produced on Broadway by Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones of Front Row Productions, which presented the hit 2008 Broadway revival of Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof featuring an African-American cast led by James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard.

The Streetcar cast features two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Underwood as Stanley Kowalski, with Parker as Blanche DuBois and two-time Tony nominee Rubin-Vega as Stella Kowalski. Wood Harris is cast as Blanche's suitor Mitch.

A Streetcar Named Desire will have a score by Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

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Dates

Previews from: 3 April 2012

Opening night: 22 April 2012

Audience

A Streetcar Named Desire is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards. Performances begin promptly at the time scheduled. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

Run time

Two hours and 40 minutes, which includes an intermission.

And before you stop reading

*Time Change: Sunday, July 8 @2pm

Cast and Creative

Cast

Blair Underwood as Stanley Kowalski
Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche DuBois
Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella Kowalski
Wood Harris as Blanche's suitor Mitch

Creative

Direction: Emily Mann
Music: Terence Blanchard
Written by: Tennessee Williams

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LEONARD DAVIS: “STREETCAR”

CARMEN WAS THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN HER, AT 82YRS OLD SHE STOLE THE SHOW... more

John Coffee: “A MUST SEE!!!!”

My wife and I just came from catching the matinee.. One word... MOVING!!... more

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