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A Streetcar Named Desire

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 6m

Tennessee Williams' explosive and groundbreaking drama ranks as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 6m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    Nominee: 1988 Tony Award for Best Revival

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Summary
After losing her Mississippi home to creditors, Blanche du Bois relocates to the New Orleans home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Undermined by romantic illusions, Blanche is unable to cope with life's harsh realities. Though she finds a glimmer of hope while connecting with Stanley's gentlemanly friend, Mitch, Blanche cannot face the truth of her own troubled past and ultimately descends into madness.
History

A Streetcar Named Desire premiered on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre in December 1947 under the direction of Elia Kazan.

Cast Attributes
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
WOMAN
EUNICE HUBBELL
STANLEY KOWALSKI
STELLA KOWALSKI
STEVE HUBBELL
HAROLD MITCHELL (MITCH)
MEXICAN WOMAN
BLANCHE DUBOIS
PABLO GONZALES
A YOUNG COLLECTOR
NURSE
DOCTOR
  • Setting Two rooms of the Kowalski apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explored passion with daring honesty and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “ ...
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