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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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.”