Williamstown Completes Casting for Streetcar Named Desire With Jessica Hecht and Sam Rockwell

Casting is now complete for the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Jessica Hecht, Sam Rockwell and Ana Reeder, which will begin performances June 22.

Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

As previously reported, David Cromer ( Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves) will direct the Tennessee Williams classic that will officially open June 23 on the Nikos Stage for a run through July 3.

Cromer also reveals that audiences will have a more intimate experience with Streetcar. "One of our responsibilities is to present our audiences with fresh perspectives, fresh points of view on a play. In this case, literally changing the audience’s angle on the action in the Nikos hopefully refreshes the experience. Everyone is now that much closer to the play," he said in a statement.

Cromer previously staged Streetcar at the Writers’ Theater in Glencoe, IL, during the 2009-2010 season.

The complete cast includes Hecht ( A View From the Bridge) as Blanche DuBois, Rockwell ( A Behanding in Spokane) as Stanley Kowalski, Reeder ("Damages") as Stella Kowalski, Michael Bradley Cohen as Young Collector, Esteben Andres Cruz ( Jesus Hopped the A Train) as Pablo, Jennifer Engstrom as Eunice, Vella Lovell as Mexican Woman, Crystal Lucas-Perry as Negro Woman, Emily Simoness as Nurse, Daniel Stewart Sherman ( Desire Under the Elms) as Mitch, Lou Sumrall ( Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) as Steve, and Kirby Ward ( Never Gonna Dance) as Doctor.

The Streetcar creative team includes Collette Pollard (set design), Janice Paytel (costume design), Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Josh Schmidt (sound design/composer) and Thom Schall (fight direction).

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