“They told me to take a streetcar named desire” — ICONIC PERFORMANCES OF THE LAST 75 YEARS

Saturday, March 26, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM—Literary Discussion

Now in its seventh decade, A Streetcar Named Desire has inspired dozens of iconic and groundbreaking productions and landmark performances. This panel will look back at famous English-language productions of Streetcar featuring some of the most memorable Blanches such as Rosemary Harris, Blythe Danner, Jessica Lange, Cate Blanchette, and Gillian Anderson, to name a few; notable Stanleys including James Farentino, Alec Baldwin, and Blair Underwood; and distinguished directors such as Ed Sherin, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Gregory Mosher, Ivo van Hove, Liv Ullman, Emily Mann, and Lee Breuer. The panel will also delve into the history of the first all-Black cast productions in America, some of the less successful productions, as well as few surprising incarnations of Streetcar that are perhaps not quite as famous. Panelists include Dramatists Play Service editor and agent, Peter Hagan, director David Kaplan, and New Directions editor Thomas Keith. Moderator: Tom Mitchell.

Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass