Plays Directory : A Streetcar Named Desire

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Tennessee Williams
  • Overview
    Blanche DuBois, a highly strung, fading southern belle, descends on the less than idyllic New Orleans district of Elysian Fields to stay with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley.

    Stanley, irked by Blanche’s airs and graces, is also suspicious as to the circumstances under which Belle Reve, the DuBois family home, was ‘lost’. As it turns out, Blanche is blameless in the matter – the house fell victim to a mortgage foreclosure – but her presence is no more palatable to Stanley for all that. As far as he’s concerned, Blanche is a threat to the raucous harmony of his household. Blanche, on the other hand, is horrified to find her sister living with (and preparing shortly to breed with) what she perceives as little more than a savage.

    As if to confirm Blanche’s prejudices, Stanley gets roaring drunk during a poker game one night and assaults his wife. Though the sisters take shelter with an upstairs neighbour, Blanche is appalled to see Stella return to Stanley later the same evening.

    If nothing else, the poker night brings Blanche into contact with Stanley’s gentlemanly friend Mitch. She steps out with him on a couple of occasions, but their romance is short-lived; Stanley, coming into possession of gossip regarding Blanche’s supposed nymphomaniac tendencies, is only too glad to pass it on to Mitch.

    From this point on, Blanche’s already fragile hold on reality becomes increasingly tenuous. The point of no return comes after Stanley, taking advantage of Stella’s absence in the maternity ward, forces himself on his sister-in-law.

    Now existing largely in a world of her own, Blanche ends the play expecting the arrival of Shep Huntleigh, a rich gentleman friend who’s coming to carry her off. The man who finally comes to carry her off, however, is a doctor from the mental hospital.

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5 known characters

9 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Madeleine Smith
2019, Blanche DuBois
Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Chaussée de Waterloo 94, 1060 Saint-Gilles
Sam Coggin
Sam Coggin
Actor
2019, Stanley Kowalski
Laura McAleenan
Laura McAleenan
Costume Designer
2019, Dresser, Pattern Cutter, Costume Maintenance, Liaising with Stage Management, Get Out
Lyric Theatre
Kelly Nichols
Kelly Nichols
Art Dept Stylist
2019, Set Dresser
Herbie Curran
2019, Harold Mitchel
St Patrick's Catholic Church, Waping
Lauren Metcalfe
2019, Stella
The Mission Theatre Bath
Charlie Tinson
2019, Stanley Kowalski
Phoenix Theatre
Esther Tan
Esther Tan
Actor
2018, Stella
Nick Wynter
Nick Wynter
Actor
2018, Stanley
Laura Ubach
Laura Ubach
Actor
2018, Blanche
Alejandro Casona theatre, ESAD
Savannah Parker
Savannah Parker
Carpenter
2018, Carpenter
Aaron Cross
Aaron Cross
Actor
2018, Steve
Cardinal Wiseman Highschool
Candice Weaver
Candice Weaver
Sound No.2 / A2
2018, Sound Operator / Touring Engineer
Eddie Chamberlin
2018, Stanley Kowalski
Tom Koch
Tom Koch
Actor
2018, Stanley Kowalski
Janet Caddick
Janet Caddick
Prop Maker
2018, prop maker
nuffield theatre and touring
William Melhuish
2018, Stanley
Narell Wilson
2018, Blanche
Conor Murphy
Conor Murphy
Actor
2018, Mitch
Essex Hall Theatre
Peter McGrail
2018, Stanley Kowalski
The New Adelphi building Studio

Alternative Names

A Street Car Named Desire, Streetcar Named Desire