LCT Announces Tennessee Williams’ Classic, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
La Crosse, WI – 02/18/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, February 25, 2019 for A Streetcar Named Desire. Performances begin March 21, 2019, and continue through Sunday, March 31, 2019. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Blanche DuBois is a desperate woman whose life has been undermined by romantic illusions. When she goes to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, she is forced to face the past that she has tried so hard to ignore. As tensions rise between Blanche and Stanley, she is led to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion, and, in the end, to madness.
“A Streetcar Named Desire is, for me, the epitome of American Theatre. Subtle, nuanced, and extremely layered, it is no wonder Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for the play. I believe that it’s even more relevant in 2019 than it was in 1947 as it deals with themes that we as a society are grappling with today. LCT hopes that this production transports people back in time, challenges their thinking, and ultimately provides a compelling and earnest look at America then and now,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.
A Streetcar Named Desire is directed by Bruce Rogers. This production also features set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Irina Christel, lighting design by Tim Harris, sound design by Chris Scheuermann, technical direction by Pete Suardi, and stage management by K O’Brien.
The performers are Janine Gallo as Eunice Hubbell, Colin Thelen as Stanley Kowalski, Dominique Sicard as Stella Kowalski, Martin Sherman as Steve Hubbell, Nick Brandt as Harold Mitchell, Sara M. Tedeschi as Blanche DuBois, Kaleb Morgan as Pablo Gonzales, Yue Feng Thao as A Young Collector, John Richards as Doctor, and Ensemble members Dan Harbin and Kelsey Taunt.
“For the beauty of language in a depth perception, Tennessee Williams is our William Shakespeare, which makes Blanche DuBois our Hamlet. A fading beauty from a faded southern patriarchy visits the new industrial state, where Stanley Kowalski is the king of his castle. Neither party has any interest in understanding the other (sound familiar?). No one in the play fares too well. Blanche, in her struggle for survival, lives in and out of her fantastic world of illusion, which leads her down the steps of fear, to panic, to terror, and finally to the Elysian Fields—the resting place of heroes,” said director, Bruce Rogers.
Tickets are $24-$32 for adults, $16 for students, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.