KPMG season of

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams

29 AUG - 29 SEP 2001 — Drama

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

Duration

Restrictions

None

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Run out of town for her sexual escapades, Blanche DuBois (Elizabeth Hawthorne) seeks refuge from disgrace and destitution with her pregnant sister Stella (Danielle Cormack) and brother-in-law Stanley (Kevin Smith).  Masking her past with affectations of gentility, her Southern Belle delusions antagonise the brutish Stanley, heating the cramped New Orleans apartment to boling point.  When Stella departs for maternity hospital he takes revenge, forever crushing Blanche's fragile world in a shocking confrontation with the truth.  Tennessee Williams' explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning drama pits the romance and graceful beauty of a dying age against the aggressive, unyielding materialism of a new-world order.  Poetic, sensuous and savage, riding A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is an unforgettable experience of great theatre.