Cromer's Streetcar Gets Extra Week in Chicago

News   Cromer's Streetcar Gets Extra Week in Chicago Award-winning director David Cromer's new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire has been extended by Writers' Theatre in suburban Chicago.
A Streetcar Named Desire stars Stacy Stoltz and Natasha Lowe
A Streetcar Named Desire stars Stacy Stoltz and Natasha Lowe Photo by Michael Brosilow

Due to demand, the production has been extended by one week through July 18 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. One of Chicago's major directors, who now has a presence on Broadway and off, Cromer staged last season's acclaimed production of Picnic for Writers' Theatre. His credits include the innovative revival of Our Town in Chicago and New York City, plus Adding Machine in Chicago and New York, and Broadway's Brighton Beach Memoirs. He will direct the Broadway musical Yank! in the coming year.

The cast for the Williams play — about a broken woman who visits her sister in steamy New Orleans and has her illusions shattered — includes Andrew Burden Swanson (Ensemble), Esteban Andres Cruz (Pablo), Jenn Engstrom (Eunice), Ryan Hallahan (Young Collector), Derek Hasenstab, (Doctor) Matt Hawkins (Stanley), Loren Lazerine, (Steve), Natasha Lowe (Blanche), Danny McCarthy (Mitch), Carolyn E. Nelson (Colored Woman/Matron), Stacy Stoltz (Stella) and Rosario Vargas (Mexican Woman).

The designers are Collette Pollard (scenic), Janice Pytel (costume), Heather Gilbert (lighting) and Josh Schmidt (sound).

For more information, visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Natasha Lowe, Matt Hawkins and Stacy Stoltz in <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>.
Natasha Lowe, Matt Hawkins and Stacy Stoltz in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Michael Brosilow
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