Venue Details

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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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22 events
9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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Reviews & Ratings

"A Streetcar Named Desire"
53 ratings
4.6 average rating
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32 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 08 2009

This was my first time at the Altarena Playhouse and I will definitely be going back! If I had paid for a full price ticket, I would not have been disappointed. The woman who played Blanche DuBois was fantastic. The theater is very intimate and...continued

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35 events
23 reviews
25 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 it was magical, the actors were amazing, and the theatre is so intimate that...continued

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39 events
17 reviews
10 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 (beautifully and poignantly played by Gigi Benson) in her tragic "march toward madness."...continued

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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.”