‘Streetcar’ At The Gamm
Stella!!! You have all winter to practice your best Kowalski before heading down to the annual “Stella” shouting contest at the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans. In the meantime check out the Gamm’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” running now through October 25.
Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, searching for solace from a life undermined by romantic delusions and the vicissitudes of life. But the sultry New Orleans summer proves too much for the former beauty whose brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, cruelly exposes Blanche’s genteel façade and brings her last gasp at meaning to a tragic end. Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize and a landmark of 20th-century theater, Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire remains an undisputed masterpiece and one of the most remarkable plays of our time.
Directed by Tony Estrella. Photo of Stanley (Anthony Goes) and Blanche (Marianna Bassham) by Peter Goldberg.
Through October 25, Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, 401-723-4266, (directions)