"Streetcar Named Desire"
March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 7 PM
March 11 at 2 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21
Parts for 6 men, 6 women
To view a PDF of the script, email Tim at: email@example.com for a link to the electronic copy.
Director, Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche DuBois: A sensitive, delicate, moth-like member of the fading Southern aristocracy, about thirty years old, she has just lost her teaching position in Laurel, Mississippi. She, therefore, left Mississippi and as the play opens arrives at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski.
Stella Kowalski: Blanche’s younger sister, about twenty-five years old, she is married to Stanley and lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. As the play opens we learn that she is pregnant with their first child. She is happy in her marriage and her home.
Stanley Kowalski: A rather common working man, about twenty-eight to thirty years old, his main drive in life is sexual. He is a former master sergeant in the engineer corps and faces everything and everybody in his life with a brutal realism.
Harold Mitchell (Mitch): Stanley’s friend who went through the war with him, he is unmarried and has a dying mother for whom he feels a great devotion. He is one of a group of men who gather regularly at the Kowalski home for poker.
Steve Hubell: A neighbor of the Kowalskis, he is one of the men who gather to play poker.
Eunice Hubbell: The wife of Steve, she is a good friend to Stella.
Pablo: Another of Stanley’s poker-playing buddies.
A Doctor: An employee at the state mental institution, he comes to commit Blanche and is able to comfort her.
A Nurse: An assistant to the doctor.
A Young Man: A subscription collector for the newspaper.
PLAY SYNOPSIS: The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.