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A Streetcar Named Desire (The Coven & Precariat Productions)

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Must see, Intense, Ambitious

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Must see, Intense, Ambitious
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Avg Score

82
Well played, Long, Immersive, Smart

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.

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91
Resonant, Masterful, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

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.

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84
Intense, Fresh, Ambitious, Great acting

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

91
Eye-opening finale, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Brilliant acting

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!

92
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you want to see a fresh take on a classic play. It's beautifully acted and staged.

Don't see it if traveling to Brooklyn scares you.


May 10th, 2019
"Makes impressive, honest choices that reveal new colors in the classic script. The production distinguishes itself through its unique portrait of Blanche…She comes off here as a practical woman broken down by the sorry and painful conditions of her life…As portrayed by Russell Peck, the first ge...
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May 19th, 2019
“A new, immersive Off-Off-Broadway production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' makes history as the first to feature a genderqueer actor as Blanche DuBois, but that’s only one reason to see this uncensored and visceral take on an American classic, performed mere feet from the audience and loaded wit...
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May 16th, 2019
“A laser-hot production that features the first genderqueer actor playing Blanche...But the production transcends the casting milestone and renders a riveting production that is amazingly both fresh in drama and raw in staging...Hourigan, working with a book we know almost too well, doesn’t let i...
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