A Streetcar Named Desire

Date(s) - 2 Apr 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

GoTheatrical! Captioned Performance on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 at 7.30pm

Booking details at bsstc.com.au

Please request caption seats at time of booking to ensure best view of the caption screens.


“One of the most celebrated plays of the twentieth century.” The New York Times

Blanche, an aging Southern belle, impoverished and alcoholic, escaping lost illusions and faded glory, seeks shelter with her sister, Stella, in New Orleans.

Stella and her husband, Stanley, live and love in a tiny apartment in a poor quarter of New Orleans, where the inhabitants pulse with vitality and sensuality. Blanche’s arrival throws the couple into turmoil when Blanche, the dreamer, and Stanley, the realist, battle each other for Stella’s affections. When a sexually charged conflict erupts between Stanley and Blanche, it threatens to destroy Blanche’s tenuous grasp on sanity and the very fabric of Stella’s happiness.

Starring multi-award winning Australian actors, Sigrid Thornton (Sea Change) and Nathaniel Dean, and featuring some of Western Australia’s most acclaimed performers, this heartbreaking play will intoxicate you with its raw, dramatic power. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and numerous other awards.

By Tennessee Williams

“Jazz drifts down the streets and sex lurks around the corner, as iconic actress Sigrid Thornton brings to life Blanche, one of the most celebrated roles of the 20th century, alongside some of WA’s most loved actors.” Kate Cherry


Benj D’Addario Nathaniel Dean Luke Hewitt Michael Loney Rhoda Lopez William McNeill Jo Morris Sigrid Thornton Steve Turner Alison van Reeken Irma Woods
Directed by Kate Cherry

Assistant Director Lawrie Cullen-Tait

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