Venue Details

105 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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Member Tips

doh82smrt
Casual
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doh82smrt
Street parking, no problem.
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roberta drake
There are cookies and drinks available at the intermission
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Goldstar Member
Choose seats in the center section as you walk in.
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DramaDiva
EASY access if you take High Street -park before the market or on Side Streets.
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Jenny K.
Bring layers as the temperature can fluctuate
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Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
4.6 average rating
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30 reviews
2 stars
attended May 09 2009

This was an extremely intimate, involving production that far exceeded our expectations. The cast was excellent, with special praise going to the actress who played... continued

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17 reviews
8 stars
attended May 08 2009

Don't think I've ever appreciated the humor and betrayal of this piece, the poetry and volume is staggering. Great cast working together to move Blanch DuBois... continued

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21 reviews
23 stars
attended May 08 2009

When you enter the theatre you are transported to New Orleans, the look of the set and the beautiful costumes immediately take you into the time and the story. I thought... continued

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Website

http://www.altarena.org/2009/03/03/a-streetcar-named-desire/

Description

Tennessee Williams’ steamy and sensual A Streetcar Named Desire is best known as the landmark American drama that introduced Marlon Brando to the world. But there’s so much more to this vivid story of Blanche DuBois and her tragic struggle with fantasy and reality. Rediscover Streetcar’s smoldering poetry and shocking intensity in Altarena Playhouse’s intimate, ‘in-the-round’ production. This is the very first production of a full-length Tennessee Williams play in the Altarena’s history. The production is directed by Sue Trigg, who directed the Altarena’s critically acclaimed productions of “Death Of A Salesman” and “Morning’s At Seven.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.