"True Blood" Star Joe Manganiello Cast in Yale Rep's Streetcar Named Desire | Playbill

News "True Blood" Star Joe Manganiello Cast in Yale Rep's Streetcar Named Desire
Joe Manganiello, who is known for playing werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO series "True Blood," will star in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello Photo by Ed Geller

Manganiello (Unusual Acts of Devotion) will take on the role of Stanley Kowalski, originated on stage by Marlon Brando. Manganiello previously played the role for the West Virginia Public Theatre in 2008.

Representatives for Yale Rep could not confirm Manganiello's casting.

Mark Rucker will direct A Streetcar Named Desire, which will run Sept. 20-Oct. 12.

According to Yale Rep, "In the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans, an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley's primal brutishness—even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions."

Yale Rep tickets are available by visiting YaleRep, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street).

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