A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Hallie Dizdarevic
Featuring CTC’s Professional Company

March 12-29, 2020

Evenings: Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 7:30p
Matinees: Saturday March 14 @ 2:00p and Sundays March 22 & 29 @ 2:00p

After losing the family estate, the spectacularly flawed and tragically fragile Blanche du Bois finds herself in the middle of her baby sister’s rundown French Quarter apartment and her marriage. Under pressure from her new reality, Blanche begins to crumble.

This production of A Streetcar Named Desire is set in 1965, the year after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Stella and Stanley are in a mixed marriage and live in a predominantly black neighborhood in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  When Blanche, a former debutant and plantation owner, arrives to visit her sister she is surprised and dismayed by both the marriage and the surroundings. 

“Updating the setting and casting allows our Professional Company in Residence to dive even further into the deep ambiguity and racial themes of Williams’ 1947 masterpiece,” said director Hallie Dizdarevic. “With this lens we explore ideas about dehumanization, gentrification, white privilege, the changing landscape of America in 2020, and how a lifetime of micro and macro aggressions ultimately lead to the tragic climax.”

Performed at Commonwealth Theatre Center
on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage
1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204

For sold out shows, reserved tickets will be released to those on standby five minutes before the show starts. Box office opens 1 hour before curtain, with house opening 30 minutes before curtain. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot at the rear of the theatre.