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'Streetcar' on track at REP through Feb. 21

Posted: February 6, 2009 1:19 p.m.
Updated: February 6, 2009 10:26 a.m.

Erin Michaels stars a Blanche du Bois in the Repertory East Theatre's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

 

The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to open its 2009 Season with A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams and sponsored by Jill Jackson and Dessert Alert.

"This is classic piece of American literature by the finest American playwright in history. It is an honor to be able to have this magnificent piece on our stage. We are all very excited for this production." says Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.

A Streetcar Named Desire will run through February 21. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call 661-288-0000.

The Repertory East Playhouse is located at 24266 Main Street in Newhall, 91321.

The REP will host post show discussions immediately following each Sunday matinee. Join the cast and crew for an intimate discussion about the process of creating live theatre.

Since the first night, the play has garnered the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1947 and has reached a wide audience, partly through stage productions, but perhaps more from the classic movie version in 1951, starring Marlon Brando as Stanley and Vivien Leigh as Blanche. It also has been produced on television, and the play has been staged widely.

The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject-so far as possible-the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores.

The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

This celebrated play had a long and successful run on Broadway. A tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in our theatre.

Leading the cast in the iconic principal characters are Erin Michaels, Ted Jones, and Nicole Dionne. REP newcomers Jack Impellizzeri, Mary Watson, Joe Palumbo and local favorites Lori D'Itri, Tyrone (Tippy) Washington, Carlo Pietrosanti, Nolan LeGault, Bill Quinn, and Laura Clark Greaver round out the cast of this American classic.

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