Streetcar Returns to Philly Venue Where It Began Jan. 13

News   Streetcar Returns to Philly Venue Where It Began Jan. 13
Walnut Street Theatre's new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire begins Jan. 13 at the history-filled Philadelphia venue where the play was seen in fall 1947, prior to its Broadway fame.

Malcolm Black directs a Philadelphia cast including Jeffrey Coon (as Stanley Kowalski), Susan Riley Stevens (Blanche DuBois), Grace Gonglewski (Eunice), Scott Greer (Mitch), Sandra Struthers (Stella), Dan Olmstead, Ephraim Lopez, Evan Jonigkeit, Hazel Bowers, Joilet Harris, Laura Gaspari and John Russell.

Opening is Jan. 21. Performances continue to March 1 on the Walnut Street Theatre Mainstage. The theatre is currently celebrating its 200th anniversary season.

Streetcar at Walnut Street in 1947 starred Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. Elia Kazan directed.


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.

For more information visit or call (215) 574-3550 or (800) 982-2787.

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