‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Opening Feb. 23 at Rose Theatre

Photo of students performing in the Southeast production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

“A Streetcar Named Desire” will be performed in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3, and at 2 p.m.  March 4.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 7, 2007 — The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will present Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” Feb. 23-March 4 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre.

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and poignant pieces of modern American literature, “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a sensual story surrounding two Southern sisters, who find themselves in the seedy French Quarter of New Orleans, far away from their family estate in Mississippi.

Blanche Dubois, the elder sister, comes to New Orleans, seeking refuge from a mysteriously haunting past to find her younger sister, Stella, living in a tiny apartment with her husband, Stanley, a man considered of lesser “breeding” to the Dubois family.

Steamy drama sneaks onto the scene as Stanley becomes increasingly cautious of Blanche and her dubious past, Blanche becomes ever more defensive and detached from current and past reality, and Stella is forced to hold it all together, trying to avoid certain conflict.

Perhaps one of the most famous plays of our time, “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be directed by Robert Dillon and will feature students Stephen Fister of Fenton, Mo., Elisa Curtis of Fulton, Mo., and Whitney LaMora of St. Peters, Mo., as Stanley, Blanche and Stella respectively.

“Streetcar” will open be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3, and at 2 p.m.  March 4.

Tickets are available both in advance and at the door.  For more information or ticket reservations, please call the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265.  Senior, student and group discounts are available on advanced sales only, and all patrons are encouraged to make reservations for this show early to ensure an excellent choice of seats.