“A Streetcar Named Desire” tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject the realities of life with which she faced. When she goes to live with her sister, Stella Kowalski, in new Orleans, her sister pressures her to face the realities of her life. This pressure is intensified by her sister’s earthy and extremely ‘normal’ husband, Stanley Kowalski. This pressure leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.
Author: Tennessee Williams
An article appeared in the program for “A Streetcar Named Desire” giving a brief history of one of the most famous streetcar lines in the world. The Desire Streetcar ran through some of the most famous streets in New Orleans from 1920-1948 when buses replaced the streetcars.
With the help of four very capable producers, all four productions of the 1970-1971 season were profitable.