A Streetcar Named Desire – Dec. 9 & 10, 2019

Wooden frame on artificial grass background


Director Stacey Pope will hold auditions for this well known play featuring 4 major and 8 minor parts portraying the relationships between spouses, siblings, lovers, and desperately lonely people.

Major Character Descriptions:

Blanche DuBois:  Stella’s older sister, about thirty years old, was a high school English teacher in Laurel, Mississippi until recently forced to leave her position. Blanche is nervous and appears constantly on edge, as though any slight disturbance could shatter her sanity.

Stanley Kowalski:  Stella’s husband, is full of raw strength, ferocity, violent masculinity, and animal magnetism. He wears lurid colors and parades his physicality, stripping off sweaty shirts and smashing objects throughout the play.

Stella Kowalski:  Blance DuBois’s younger sister and Stanley Kowalski’s wife. She is the emotional center of the play. Stella is the calm, reasonable foil to Blanche’s frenetic hysteria, and she is the soothing, feminine voice that counteracts Stanley’s violence.

Harold Mitchell (Mitch):  The “gentleman” of Stanley’s poker-playing friends. Much more genteel and mannered than the animalistic Stanley, though still a man with physical desires. He and Blanche develop a relationship, but Blanche pretends to be much more naïve and innocent than she actually is, and Mitch is ultimately driven away when he learns of her sordid recent past.

Minor Character Descriptions:

EuniceSteve’s wife and the Kowalskis’ upstairs neighbor. Eunice is vivacious, earthy, and practical. She and Steve constantly fight and make up.
SteveEunice’s husband and the Kowalskis’ upstairs neighbor. Steve is one of Stanley’s poker-playing and bowling friends. He is brash, hot-tempered, and somewhat comic, and he and Eunice constantly fight and make up.
Pablo:  Another one of Stanley’s poker-playing friends.
Woman:  A neighbor who is chatting with Eunice when Blanche arrives at Elysian Fields for the first time.
Doctor:  A doctor from the mental asylum who comes to take Blanche away.
Matron:  A nurse from the mental asylum where Blanche is sent at the end of the play.
Young Man:  A collector of subscriptions for the newspaper whom Blanche seduces.
Mexican Woman:  A street vendor who comes to the apartment to sell “Flores para los muertos,” frightening Blanche.

Non-Profit Community Theater in Dickinson, TX

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