Deaf West will celebrate the grand opening of its new North Hollywood home by mounting a production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, premiering March 3, directed by Deborah LaVine. The limited engagement is through April 9.Deaf West performs all its shows in American Sign Language with voice interpretation for hearing audiences. The company's artistic director is Ed Waterstreet, who announced the cast for Streetcar. Featured are Troy M. Kotsur as Stanley, Suanne Spoke as Blanche and Terrylene as Stella. The other actors include Olav Axelson, Mark Brudney, Bryan Buckey, Maureen Davis, Bob Hiltermann, John Ireland, Wanda LaCoure, Donne McCrea and Donna Scarfe.
Deaf West, which operated out of the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood for many years, is now based at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. For tickets and information call (Voice) (818) 762-2773 or (TTY) (818) 762-2782.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent