A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Extends Run at Young Vic; Daily Lottery, Too
08 Jul 2014
The Young Vic's imminent production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which begins performances July 23 prior to an official opening July 28 and has already become the fastest-selling Young Vic show of all time, is to extend its run by two weeks, playing through Sept. 19 instead of the previously announced Sept. 6.
In addition, the Young Vic is launching its first day seat lottery to allow audiences to see the show at the last minute. Names will be taken at the box office in person at 5 PM with winners announced at 5:30 PM for each evening's performance and at 1 PM with winners announced at 1:30 PM for matinee performances. All tickets in the lottery will cost £20 with £10 concession for under 26's.
The production, directed by Benedict Andrews, stars Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski, Vanessa Kirby as Stella and Corey Johnson as Mitch. Also in the cast are Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey, Otto Farrant, Nicholas Gecks, Troy Glasgow, Stephanie Jacob and Claire Prempeh.
Tickets for the extension go on sale July 16. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7922 2922 or visit www.youngvic.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.