A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
A PLAY BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
After a successful run last year at the 2016 Avignon Theater Festival we're making a triumphant return to the 2017 Avignon Theater Festival before touring France in September, October and November 2017.
Adaptation Pierre Laville
Directed by Manuel Olinger
Diffusion Atelier Théâtre Actuel
With Francis Lalanne, Julie Delaurenti, Tiffany Hofstetter, Franck Jouglas and Jean-Pierre Olinger.
Performances Avignon - July 2016 and coming again to Avignon - July 2017. Before touring to Louvres - September 16, Davezieux - October 21, Cholet - November 15 and Bruxelles - November 25.
Blanche Dubois is at the end of her rope, and falling into oblivion. She clings to her last chance at life and takes a streetcar named Desire to escape the ghosts of her past. She arrives at her sister Stella’s house to find refuge in the paradise of her lost dream…Belle Reve. But Stella is married to the Polish factory worker, Stanley Kowalski, played by the renowned French performer Francis Lalanne, who doesn’t like seeing his kingdom disturbed. It’s a combustible mix, with the three characters in a dangerous dance of misspent love, betrayal and loss.
This play emphasizes the difficulties that come with the need to live with one’s own desire…