A Streetcar Named Desire (The Coven & Precariat Productions)
A Streetcar Named Desire (The Coven & Precariat Productions)
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A Streetcar Named Desire (The Coven & Precariat Productions) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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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.

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre's Leiter Side
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 genderqueer actor the Williams estate has granted the rights to play the role…Blanche doesn't seem like a liar. Her untruths and misdirections are central to the character, so this choice is significant."
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Stage Left
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 with complex and raw performances. A must-see."
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Off Script with Dan Dwyer
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 it cool down...The fight scenes ignite the stage...The love scene...is pretty realistic...Most inspired is what Hourigan and Peck do with the devastating last scene.”
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