The kindness of strangers will once again propel the haunting, heartbreaking potency of Tennessee Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Wright State University presents the landmark play beginning Thursday in the Festival Playhouse.
Set in New Orleans and inspired by circumstances involving Williams’ mentally ill sister Rose, “Streetcar” tells a powerful account of a family on edge. The fragile, disillusioned Blanche DuBois, emotionally shaken by the loss of her family home in Mississippi, seeks refuge in the cramped residence of her sister Stella and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. As Stella attempts to maintain peace, Blanche and Stanley consistently spar with ultimately tragic results.
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