Beaumont Community Players will present a classic of American theater, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire,” for three weekends, beginning March 28.
“Streetcar” tells the unforgettable story of fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Jade Oliver) who must leave her Mississippi plantation and move in to the cramped, gritty New Orleans apartment of her sister Stella (Heather Rushing) and Stella’s husband Stanley Kowalski (Michael Mason). Tension mounts as Blanche’s pretentions and tenuous grasp on reality conflict with Stanley’s earthy, animalistic nature.
Debuting in 1947, “Streetcar” has become so ingrained in American culture that even those who have never seen the play or its Academy Award-winning screen adaptation probably know at least a few lines from it – Stanley’s bellow of “Stell-ahhh!” or Blanche’s “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Now, guided by veteran director Gina Hinson. Beaumont Community Players is bringing this evocative script to life.
“It’s hard not to get caught up in this intense American masterpiece,” Hinson said. “Now’s your chance to see this classic performed by an incredible ensemble of the best talent in Beaumont.”
“A Streetcar Named Desire” is rated PG for violence and adult language.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 28-29, April 4-5 and April 10-12, and 2 p.m. April 5. All performances will be in the Jerry L. McMillan Studio Theatre at Beaumont Community Players’ Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 4155 Laurel Ave. in Beaumont.
Tickets are available for $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under. Call (409) 833-4664 or visit beaumontcommunityplayers.com.