A Streetcar Named Desire
by Sam Bass Community Theatre
Sep. 08 - Sep. 23
Sam Bass Theatre is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee William’s classic drama about family relationships, the fragile mind, and survival in a difficult world. Sam Bass Theatre is also proud to kick off our 44th season on the Old Depot Stage making Sam Bass Theatre the oldest consistently running theatre in Williamson County, and one of the oldest in the state.
Originally produced in 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire is widely regarded as Tennessee William’s greatest piece of theatre. The play was well received upon its inception, winning Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown for getting tangled up with one of her young students Blanche lands on her sister Stella’s front door. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, is as territorial as a panther. He tells Blanche he doesn't like to be swindled and demands to see the bill of sale. Blanche's efforts to impose herself between them only enrages the animal inside Stanley. Yet, as rumors of Blanche's past in Auriol begin to catch up to her, her circumstances become unbearable.
A Street Car Named Desire is directed by Olin Meadows, who serves on the Board of Directors for Sam Bass Theatre as Artistic Director. Mr. Meadows has directed the critically acclaimed Steel Magnolias, the ground-breaking Sam Bass production of “The Crucible” and most recently starred in the Sam Bass Theatre New Year’s Eve Show “An Evening in Storyville” as Saffire T. Stone a role that has earned Mr. Meadows many awards and accolades over the past 13 years.
“This play is so widely known, and for good reason,” said Mr. Meadows. “Tennessee created a story that so many people can relate to, the themes of sexual addiction, domestic violence, and mental illness make this a timeless tale.” Mr. Meadows goes on to explain “to expand on the timelessness of this story we are approaching Streetcar in a new way, incorporating technology and modern theatrical conventions into the show to create a new streetcar that will resonate with audiences in 2017.”
The cast of A Streetcar Named Desire features Jennifer Gonzalez (The Crucible and Flaming Idiots) as Blanche Dubois, Teresa Seale* as Stella Kowalski, Andy Barham (Moon Over Buffalo) as Stanley Kowalski, Nick Ivons* as Mitchel Harold “Mitch” Mitchell and featuring Mary Kennelly* as Eunice Hubble, Kerry Coward* as Steve Hubble along with an ensemble of Susan Barratt (Moon Over Buffalo, She Kills Monsters) James Lindsley, Beverly Conner*, Sebastian Goering*, and Kevin Karwoski*.A Streetcar Named Desire is Directed by Olin Meadows with Assistant Director Jacob Vigil(The Crucible, A Tuna Christmas) and also features Scenic Design by Eric Nelson (The Crucible, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Moon Over Buffalo) and Olin Meadows With Costume Design by Olin Meadows, Lighting Design by Becca Kehl (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Sound Design by Brett Weaver (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Moon Over Buffalo), and Projection Design by Alex Poole*, Stage Management by Robyn Conner(The Crucible, A Tuna Christmas, Flaming Idiots, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Laura Jordan(The Crucible)
*Sam Bass Theatre Debut
Sam Bass Community Theatre (SBCT) has been offering quality live theater to the Round Rock/Georgetown/Austin area for over forty years. Proud to be the first theatre company in Round Rock, SBCT strives to create thought provoking, entertaining, and enchanting live theatre all year long. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively contribute to the development of the arts in Central Texas.
September 08 - September 23, 2017
600 North Lee Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664
A Streetcar Named Desire will play the Sam Bass Theatre Old Depot Stage, located at 600 N. Lee Street in Round Rock, from Friday, September 8 thru Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Pre-Sale tickets are available until August 25th for $18.00 for adults and $14.00 for Students and Seniors.
Ticket prices will go up to 20.00 for adults and $16.00 for students/seniors after August 25th.
Please visit www.sambasstheatre.org or call 512-763-7228 to reserve seats.