Theatre Northwest’s production of the American Classic A STREECAR NAMED DESIRE opens tonight at Theatre on the Square and runs through October 25th! Tickets are still available for opening night and the following six performances… it’s a short run, so make sure you don’t miss it!
From the Theatre Northwest Group website:
Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War II, this is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate search for someplace in the world to call her own. Blanche turns to her sister Stella for safe harbor, but Stella’s husband Stanley is suspicious of Blanche’s abrupt arrival. The two quickly form a volatile rivalry and Stella increasingly finds herself torn between the two. Stanley’s temper and Blanche’s past threaten to tear their relationships apart.
“Don’t miss the cultural touchstone written by American playwright Tennessee Williams.”
Show dates & Times:
Friday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m
Get Tickets Now!
Speaking as a cast member (Stellaaaaa!), this is a show I’m proud to be a part of, for a lot of reasons. For one: More Theatre in Tacoma! This is the third show of Theatre Northwest’s first season, and I continue to wish them all the best of luck. This is important to our community.
For another, Streetcar can be a hard show to produce for a modern audience… although love, lust, fear, rivalry, and jealousy are universal in our relationships, some of the key situations in this play become more and more foreign to the world we live in today. The closest thing we have to a “fallen belle” like Blanch Dubois is perhaps a disinherited trust-fund baby… and even that doesn’t fully translate. She truly is a remnant of a forgotten world that simply doesn’t exist today. Which is why we, the actors, have to emphasize those universal relationships even more and make this “classic story” fully recognizable –and believable, and worth the telling– to you, the audience.
It’s a helluva challenge, and an exciting one to sink your teeth into. And I think –I have faith– that we can do it. The cast is full of dynamic, generous personalities that make it satisfying to bring Mr. Williams’ world to life on stage.
I hope you can make it… you can buy me drink after and let me know if we carried it off.
See you at the theatre!