Department of Theater and Dance to present Streetcar Named Desire

The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Feb. 21-24 in the Showcase Theatre.”A Streetcar Named Desire” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1947. It is the story of Blanche DuBois, an aging southern aristocrat, and her struggle to maintain the beauty of her illusions in an increasingly violent world.Blanche (Sofia Gomez) arrives for an unannounced extended stay with her sister Stella (Leanne Hill) and her working class husband Stanley (Ben Cole). The heat of the New Orleans summer, the close living quarters and the clash of cultures as personified by Blanche and Stanley move the story to a brutal end.Theater faculty member Penelope Hasekoester directs the production. Other cast members include sophomore theater major Audie Morris, Joel McDonald and Julie Linnard. Senior theater majors are Bill Giffen and Jay Breaux.The ensemble includes Kandice Harris, Haley Dyes, Jennifer Guillams, Jason Barker, Connor Bartley, Dave Ervin, Star Hinson, Jamie Hogue, Kimberly McCullough, Chris Munoz and Jeremy Rodriguez.Sophomore theater major DJ McHenry is stage manager and senior theater major Becca Fleming is assistant director. Set and lights weredesigned by theater faculty member Jerry Hooker and costumes by theater faculty member Kristina Hanssen. Sound was produced by sophomore theater major Juan Felix.Performances are at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 24.The production is recommended for mature audiences. For more information call the University Theatre Center Box Office at (936) 294-1339.

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