This immersive new staging of the Tennessee Williams classic features the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois. More…
Set in the sultry and sweltering 1940's French Quarter of New Orleans, this immersive production invites audiences into the Kowalski apartment where young couple Stanley and Stella are joined for the summer by Stella's damaged, fading debutante sister, Blanche. In a play that famously pins the working class, alpha male Stanley Kowalski against the soft, privileged beauty Blanche DuBois, this production speaks to the divided state of the world today.
See it if you'd like to see a smart rendering of what is arguably the most notorious American play, one that finds new things to say about it.
Don't see it if you do not want to feel like you are a fly on the wall of the Kowalski living quarters: This setting is notably intimate.
See it if A talented cast breathes new life to this tangled tale. The passion is real and the closeness of the actors on a raised stage raise steam.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a new take on a classic.
See it if you want a fresh and thought-provoking take on this play, want a very in-your-face production with great acting
Don't see it if you are not an LGBTQ ally, will be offended by nudity and triggered by a rape scene or if you don't want to commute to Brooklyn
See it if A superb Stella (Isabel Ellison), a Brando-esque Stanley (Max Carpenter) and a revamped gender-fluid Blanche are riveting from the onset.
Don't see it if u don't want to bask in the radiance of Kevin Hourigan's groundbreaking direction. My students alerted me to show. Were they ever right!
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