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Sandy Actors Theatre presents A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams Directed by Jeffrey Puukka
Summer in New Orleans. Stanley and his wife Stella are intoxicated by each other, and just beginning their lives together. Then Stella’s sister Blanche drifts in from somewhere else, like a wilting flower afraid of the sun. As she moves into their cramped apartment, the temperature climbs and temperaments clash. Suddenly there’s a growing gap between the way each saw themselves, and the life they’re actually living.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is sly, steamy, and severe. What must be sacrificed for life to feel livable?
There will be talk back and dialogue events with Lyra Butler-Denman (Blanche), Leila Villasenor (Stella), Daniel Donlon (Stanley), Eric Island (Mitch) and Jeffrey Puukka (Director) after the matinees on Sundays September the 8th and 22nd.
Marketing image information and credits: In the frame, Lyra Butler-Denman as Blanche, and Leila Villasenor as Stella, photographed by Natasha Elizabeth Hass-Hauskins.
*Main Photo credit: Natasha Elizabeth Hass-Hauskins
“Our anxiety is high from the beginning scene” . . . “The Greek tales are timeless, and Puukka uses them to give us images of the realities of modern conflict between everyday people, armies and politicians. It’s not a patronizing liberal critique for pacifism, but a psychological interview of the dark side of human nature.” (Women of Troy reviewed by Christa Morletti McIntyre, Oregon Arts Watch.)
WOMEN OF TROY Review: Oregon Arts Watch
“Jeffrey’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire at Sandy Actor’s Theatre is the finest production of this play I have ever seen (I’ve seen five stage productions of Streetcar.) This staging shines light on the evils of misogyny, and painfully reminds us of the incredible stigma and misunderstanding most of us have on mental illness. The production was made for our time–with the “MeToo” movement moving us into greater understanding of sexual and domestic violence. …I believe that this production of Streetcar reminds us WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION to do the right thing. The play is THAT moving.”