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2 Star Starred
The Winthrop Playhouse
At Belcher Street 60 Hermon Street Winthrop, MA 02152
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"A Streetcar Named Desire"
3 ratings
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2 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

Great production, beautiful set and flawless acting. The actors transended back to the nineteen forties in New Orleans to do justice of this classic play. I didn't feel like I was watching a small theater production. Very cool small theater that...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended May 04 2013

on average I attend about 6 plays per year at different venues including Arts Emerson, Huntington and ART. By far this version of A Steet Car Named Desire was the best I have seen this year and ranks towards the top,of any year. the acting overall...continued

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Playwright Tennessee Williams tells the feverish story of the pathetic mental and emotional demise of a determined, yet fragile, repressed and delicate Southern lady (Blanche) born to a once-wealthy family of Mississippi planters. Her impoverished, tragic downfall in the squalid, cramped and tawdry French Quarter one-bedroom apartment of her married sister (Stella) and animalistic brother-in-law (Stanley) is at the hands of savage, brutal forces in modern society. In her search for refuge, she finds that her sister lives (approvingly) with drunkenness, violence, lust, and ignorance.