A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennesse Williams' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama at Boxcar Playhouse
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is one of Chicago's biggest theatrical success stories. Created by Greg Allen, and written and performed by the Neo-Futurists, the original production in Chicago has been continuously running since the Reagan administration, and now San Francisco has its own sibling company. This innovative show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. The "menu" of plays is strung up on a clothesline and the audience determines the order by yelling out which piece they want to see next. Every performance is a unique experience, and the Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays. Learn More
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The acting was great and the intimate setting makes you so involved in the play. We loved it.
The only negative is the location of this theater. It is in a very bad neighborhood, some guy was getting arrested at gun point on our walk to the theater, people were gambling a few doors down, and others were sitting in their cars yelling at passerbys. Walking home several people followed us making comments.
I would recommend not taking your wallet nor purse to this venue.
Fading Southern Belle debutante Blanche du Bois arrives at her sister's dingy French Quarter apartment, becoming entangled in an explosive sultry world she is unaccustomed to. Set on a collision course, her brutish animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley, captivates and ultimately destroys the fragile woman. Using a bare-bones staging, live music, and ensemble-based theatricality, the denizens of Stella and Stanley's New Orleans help to relate the tragic tale of a lost soul.
Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). He also earned two Drama Critics' Circle Awards for The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961). His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo won the Tony for Best Play. David Mamet referred to his writing as "the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language."