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:

Lauren Metcalfe
2019, Stella
The Mission Theatre Bath
Esther Tan
Esther Tan
Actor
2018, Stella
Stasa Dukic
Stasa Dukic
Actor
2018, Stella
Sarajevo war theatre
Yik Sau Chung
2017, Stella Kowalski
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Ellie Margolis
Ellie Margolis
Admin Assistant
2017, Stella
Samantha Jones
2016, Stella Kowalski
Robyn Laliberte
2016, Stella
Lauren Chandler
2016, Stella
Jacqueline Harper
2016, Stella
Marlborough Theatre
Abigail Ratcliff
2016, Stella
Chantez Carter
2016, Stella
Emily McMahon
2016, Stella
Charlotte Evelyn-Gray
2016, Stella
Newcastle Theatre Royal Studio
Dalina Pop
Dalina Pop
Actor
2016, Stella
Courtyard Theater
Ainsleigh Ingle
2015, Stella
East 15 Acting School
Melissa Knott
2015, Stella
Bessie Ashley
2015, Stella
Siena Dolinski
2015, Stella
Miranda Vivante
2015, Stella
East15 Acting School
Alexa Neasham
2015, Stella Kowalski

Alternative Names

A Street Car Named Desire, Streetcar Named Desire