Sex, violence and the Deep South collide in A Streetcar Named Desire
One of the most iconic stories that has spawned some amazing pop culture moments is for sure A Streetcar Named Desire – after all, who doesn’t love a good melodrama? All of the action from Tennessee Williams’ passionate play is hitting the La Boite Theatre from October 15 to November 12 in a season that’s set to make you sweat like a steamy New Orleans evening.
From the Simpsons homage to Elaine from Seinfeld’s stunning Stanley impersonation, most people would have encountered traces of A Streetcar Named Desire in their lifetime. It’s a classic tale of love, lust and secrets, based around some all-time personality clashes. When the upper crust Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister Stella, tensions immediately arise as Blanche butts heads with Stella’s hyper-masculine husband Stanley Kowalski. While Blanche tries to cover her past, Stanley will stop at nothing to uncover it – and as time goes on, more people get tangled in the web.
The stellar (heh) cast includes Bridie Carter as Blanche and Travis McMahon as Stanley, playing relentlessly off each other as one of the most intense duos in theatre history. This show ain’t just all about the acting, though – the staging is all set to a killer cultural blend of live music onstage, heavily inspired by the Big Easy. The Voice alumni Kristal West is lending her incredible pipes to the show, creating a soundtrack to transport the crowd straight to Louisiana in bluesy Southern style.
If you’re keen embrace the melodrama, you can nab tickets to this season of A Streetcar Named Desire here.