The Albany State University T. Marshall Jones Fines Arts and Lyceum Performance Series present Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning drama, A Streetcar Named Desire. The performance will take place in the ACAD Auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on Blance DuBois, a fading southern belle who escapes a troubled and privileged past through an unexpected arrival at the residence of her loyal sister, Stella and brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, in the low-rent district of New Orleans. Blanche and Stanley have vastly different approaches to the world, and the opposing views form the core of the play’s memorable dramatic conflict.
Dr. Mark Burnette, assistant professor of Fine Arts directs the production.
“Tennessee Williams expertly dramatizes the dangers of both denying and succumbing to desire, His play is filled with iconic characters and unforgettable scenes,” Burnette said.
The shows cast includes Ebony Smith as “Blanche DuBois,” Kacy Whitley as “Stella Kowalski,” Demitri Nader as “Stanley Kowalski,” Chris McGhee as “Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell,” Jasmine Shavers as “Eunice Hubbell,” Delvon Lewis as “Steve Hubbell,” Kevin Peal as “Pablo Gonzales,” Courtney Lawson as Neighborhood Woman, Bruce Edwards as A Young Collector, Jazmina White as A Mexican Woman, Paige Smith as A Strange Woman, and Robert Kegler as A Strange Man.
Alisha Ouedraogo is the stage manager, and William Fields is the production’s technical director.
Admission is free. The show has mature subject matter and is not appropriate for young children. On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a special morning performance for area public school students.
For more information, contact the Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.