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A Streetcar Named Desire

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I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth . . .

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Director: Daniel Shaunessy

Dates: July 3 to 21, 2024

Winner of the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

Danny Shaunessy directs Tennessee Williams's steamy and shocking landmark drama, often hailed as one of the most influential plays of the twentieth century.

Content Warning

A Streetcar Named Desire contains strong language, violence and references to alcoholism, mental illness, suicide, racism and sexual assault.

Running time

Approximately 3 hours including a 20 minute interval.

Opening Night

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 3 July to help us celebrate opening night and to enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices

$32 (full), $27 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $27
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@mrt.org.au for more details

Season Tickets

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Danny Shaunessy

The Cast


Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
July: Wednesday 3, Friday 5, Saturday 6, Friday 12, Saturday 13, Friday 19, Saturday 20

Matinees at 2:00pm:
July: Sunday 14 Sunday 21
Doors open 30 minutes before performances

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on Behalf of Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company