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:

Sam Coggin
Sam Coggin
Actor
2019, Stanley Kowalski
Nick Wynter
Nick Wynter
Actor
2018, Stanley
Eddie Chamberlin
2018, Stanley Kowalski
Tom Koch
Tom Koch
Actor
2018, Stanley Kowalski
William Melhuish
2018, Stanley
Peter McGrail
2018, Stanley Kowalski
The New Adelphi building Studio
Luke Harding
Luke Harding
Actor
2017, Stanley
Courtyard Theatre
Wilson Smith
Wilson Smith
Actor
2016, Stanley Kowalski
Daniel Rainford
2016, Stanley
Adan Osborne
Adan Osborne
Actor
2016, Stanley Kowalski
The Donald Roy Theatre
Robbie Fletcher-Hill
2016, Stanley Kowalski
Central School of Speech and Drama
Reed Stokes
Reed Stokes
Actor
2016, Stanley Kowalski
Carmine Manfredi
2016, STANLEY
THE COURTYARD THEATRE Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU
John Yorath
John Yorath
Actor
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Courtyard Theatre, London
Jack Turner
Jack Turner
Actor
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Dominic Hannah
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Bedlam theatre
Andreas Haaseth
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Ankit Love
Ankit Love
Actor
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Daniel Watson
2015, Stanley Kowalski
Stuart Frank
Stuart Frank
Actor
2014, Stanley Kowalski
Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Alternative Names

A Street Car Named Desire, Streetcar Named Desire