A Streetcar Named Desire


Text Tennessee Williams
Direction Ivo van Hove

1999/00 Season

August 23, 1999—October 16, 1999

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A Streetcar Named Desire brings Blanche to Elysian Fields (a chaotic, noisy place, described by Virgil as the part of Hades where the blessed live in eternal happiness) in New Orleans. This transgression has to end in disaster. It awakens the destructive forces in Stanley and Blanche. By Blanche’s appearance, Stanley is threatened. Blanche’s invasion makes him lose Stella, their marriage becomes sour.

Production Design Jan Versweyveld
Original Music and Sound Design Harry de Wit
Associate Scenic Design Matthew E. Maraffi
Associate Costume Design Amela Baksic
Associate Lighting Design Wendy Luedtke
Dramaturg Bart Van den Eynde
Musical Director and Live Mix David Linton
Dialect Coach Sarah Felder
Casting Bernard Telsey Casting
Stage Manager Martha Donaldson
Assistant Stage Manager Antonia Gianino

with Jenny Bacon, Carolyn Baeumler, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Johnny Garcia, Erik LaRay Harvey, Justin Klosky, Joan MacIntosh, Elizabeth Marvel, Bruce McKenzie, Ed Vassallo and Christopher Evan Welch