BWW Reviews: Enjoy the Spectacular A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Vintage Theatre revives their award winning rendition of Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE playing now through September 7th. Set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter, Tennessee Williams' 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Blanche Dubois, a faded Southern belle driven to madness by her animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Taking refuge from her crumbling past, the fragile yet determined Blanche arrives unexpectedly at her married sister Stella's doorstep, hoping for a better life and restoration of her senses.
"After all, a woman's charm is 50 percent illusion!"
Two words immediately came to mind as I witnessed the magnificence of this production - natural and effortless. This fine cast and crew really took the time to understand, comprehend and truly appreciate and honor the words of this classically gifted playwright. I am proud to say that this is probably the best production of A Streetcar Named Desire that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and if my praises aren't enough then the sold out audiences every weekend should be further testament to the master craft of a show.
In the play Blanche exclaims, "I don't want realism....I want magic!" and audiences get a wonderful combination of both in this superb show! If you want to see a true representation of Williams vision for his pinnacle piece, then go see this worthy and exceptional production. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is captivating audiences now through September 7th at Vintage Theatre in Aurora. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. With with a special industry night Thursday, August 28th. For tickets of more information, contact the box office by calling 303-856-7830 or visit them online at www.vintagetheatre.com. Vintage Theatre, is located at 1468 Dayton Street in Aurora, CO.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ellen Nelson
Haley Johnson as Blanche and Kelly Uhlenhopp as Stella
Kelly Uhlenhopp as Stella and Kurt Brighton as Stanley
Haley Johnson as Blanche
Kurt Brighton as Stanley and Kelly Uhlenhopp as Stella