A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama at Actors Theatre
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Featured review from Joyce L.
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The Actors Theatre maintains a very high standard for production by a local group. Both Stella and Blanch women characters give exceptionally strong performances. What is especially nice about any show this group produces is the intimate connection between the performers and the audience. In part this is due to the nature of a small venue and in part it is due to the warm , friendly treatment patrons receive from all the staff. It is common to talk to the directors, actors and sometimes writers before the show,during intermission and at the conclusion.
This is a low budget production with some outstanding performers.
Quotes & Highlights
- A Streetcar Named Desire premiered in New York in 1947 and cemented Williams’ reputation as one of the greatest American playwrights, winning him a New York’s Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Tennessee Williams tells the sweltering tale of Blanche DuBois, the fragile and haunting southern beauty whose desperate grasp for happiness is viciously destroyed.
ATSF’s production is directed by founding member and award-winning director, Christian Phillips, and assistant directed by Larissa Archer. Set design by Biz Duncan. Light Design by Rachel Klyce with technical direction provided by James Baldock. The cast features: Glen Caspillo, Kevin Daniels, Larry Hall, Sean Hallinan, Rachel Klyce, John Krause, Tiffani Mitchell, Carole Robinson, Vlad Sayenko, and Jennifer Welch.
About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco
Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.