A Streetcar Named Desire opens at Spartanburg Little Theatre

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Spartanburg Little Theatre’s 2012-2013 season wraps up with the sultry Tennessee Williams drama A Streetcar Named Desire.

On stage for six performances from May 3-12 at the Chapman Cultural Center, A Streetcar Named Desire is a true American classic, most well known to audiences through its 1951 film version starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

One of the iconic masterpieces of American theatre, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire follows the fading, but still attractive southern belle Blanche Du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

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Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn, brutish, and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her.