A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennesse Williams' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama at Boxcar Playhouse
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The last date listed for A Streetcar Named Desire was Sunday September 5, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony… 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.
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After seeing "A Streetcar Named Desire", I will definitely be returning to the Boxcar Playhouse! One has the feeling of being right in the middle of the action, thanks to the small size and intimate layout of the theatre. The repertory actors were...continued
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.”