“Jeffrey Puukka has directed a gripping must-see theatre event. His cast poured their hearts, minds and bodies into this show and I’ve never heard the beauty of Tennessee’s words, nor felt the power of his anti-misogyny and anti-violence message as strongly before. This show does not shy away from brutal truths. This show magnifies the voices of two powerful sisters who endure pain, hardship and injustice. The love they feel for each other and the joy they spark is infectious. They are trying to make sense of the world and thrive. Their stories are 100% relevant today.”
(Production) A Streetcar Named Desire
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
This page regards an event that happened in the past.
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?
Book tickets here
*Audience Advisory / Trigger Warning: This production contains adult language and triggering content, including alcoholism, and staged sequences of domestic violence and sexual violence.
Duration: Approximately three hours and five minutes, including the fifteen minute intermission.
From 6th – 29th September.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.
Sunday afternoons at 3p.
At Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave, Sandy, OR 97055 (Located behind ACE Hardware)
Eric L. Island
Jeffrey Puukka (Direction), Katherine Marmer (Stage Management), Benjamin Alan Akre-Hill (Scenic and lighting design), Cheryl Rudarmel-Beam (Costumes), Mardee Willman (Violence Choreography), Jim Beam (Carpentry chief), Marcos Hernandez (Carpentry), Malakai Cain Hernandez (Carpentry, Sound Board Operator), Zoë Cain (Muralist), Jonica Tabler (Properties and co-producer), Ross MacKae (Co-Producer)
Audience engagement programs
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.
Jeffrey Puukka: To get in touch with Jeffrey Puukka regarding A Streetcar Named Desire please email Jeffrey@sandyactorstheatre.org
Sandy Actors Theatre Main Website: sandyactorstheatre.org
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