PHOTO CALL: A Streetcar Named Desire at the Walnut Street Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: A Streetcar Named Desire at the Walnut Street Theatre A new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire began performances Jan. 13 at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, where the classic work originally played its premiere pre-Broadway run in 1947.

Directed by Malcolm Black, the cast features Jeffrey Coon as Stanley Kowalski, Susan Riley Stevens as Blanche DuBois, Grace Gonglewski as Eunice, Scott Greer as Mitch and Sandra Struthers as Stella with Dan Olmstead, Ephraim Lopez, Evan Jonigkeit, Hazel Bowers, Joilet Harris, Laura Gaspari and John Russell. According to WST, "Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tragic tale of a faded Southern belle, Blanche DuBois. This journey of delicate indiscretions, lost dreams and brutish actions leads Blanche to madness, aided by her masculine and animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. One of the greatest dramas of the 20th century returns to the place of its birth as part of the Walnut's 200th Anniversary season."

The creative team includes set and lighting designer Paul Wonsek, costume designer Ellis Tillman, sound designer Christopher Colucci and original music by Laura Burton.

Here is a look at the production, which officially opens Jan. 21 and runs through through March 1:


For more information call (215) 574-3550 or visit walnutstreettheatre.org .