A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, is closing out a brilliant 2015-2016 Season at Portland Center Stage. And as we’ve come to expect, with it comes a high level of artistic, creative, and daring twists and turns weaved in throughout the production.
Meet Blanche and Stanley. And enjoy the video and an extended conversation with Robert Parish, Deidre Henry, and Demetrius Grosse.
Tennessee Williams’ iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is an exquisite study of the unraveling of Blanche DuBois, a fading southern belle. When she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her brother-in-law Stanley, Blanche is clinging desperately to a persona designed to help her survive. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and hyper masculine Stanley, who is determined to expose her.
General Performance Times: Evenings: Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursdays at noon. View the season calendar.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Note: A Streetcar Named Desire is recommended for ages 14+. Contains mature content and iconic lines like, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes, and theatrical haze will also be used. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.
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