A Streetcar Named Desire (2017)


January 13-15 & 20-22, 2017


Community Players Theatre


Explosive, passionate, and heartrending, A Streetcar Named Desire is modern American theatre at its best. When fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois arrives on the doorstep of her sister Stella’s apartment building in New Orleans, she is unwittingly entering a lion’s den. Wounded by romantic abuses, loss, and dangerous mistakes, Blanche prefers her world kept in dim, flattering 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. Stanley is fierce and unpredictable, moving from violence to softness in an instant, and he and Blanche begin a cruel, sadistic dance that’s only possible end is pain. With his signature poetic prose, muggy Southern Gothic setting, and psychological insight, Tennessee Williams’ mighty play, and his troubled, eccentric heroine, unravel before our very eyes.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Historian’s Corner

“A Streetcar Named Desire” was the Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Play in 1948. This award winning play first appeared on the Players’ stage as the final production of the 1970-1971 Season. This revival marks the directorial debut for Dave Krostal, who has been seen in a number of plays and musicals for The Community Players beginning with the 1980-1981 season. The show opened to thunderous and well-deserved applause. The reviewer not only praised the actors, but the technical crews for taking us to the steamy side of diverse life in New Orleans of the 1940’s.