Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire - meet co-producer Elissa Hudson

Why did you decide to produce A Streetcar Named Desire?

Tennessee Williams, an iconic classic like Streetcar, staged at LTA, well a producer could not ask for a more perfect setting!  When presented with the opportunity to try and capture all the nuances of a play of this stature, I knew it would prove to be an overwhelming yet extremely satisfying adventure and everyday proved I was correct!  Our extremely talented director, amazing cast and crew, and all associated with this production have worked so hard and will keep the audiences spellbound as they delve into the intricacies that each character brings to the stage.

What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?

To feel they are part of the French Quarter during the restless years following World War II.  Travel with Blanche, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own.  Try to understand Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, who is as territorial as a panther, and the methods he employs to show that as king of his household any behavior is acceptable. Remember that Stanley and Stella are deeply in love, though somewhat fractured.  

See how Blanche's efforts to impose herself between those two only enrages the animal inside Stanley and places Blanche in no-man's land.  It softens your heart when Mitch (alone in the world) arrives on the scene, as he envisions Blanche as a beautiful and refined woman, yet unfortunately for him Blanche only sees him as a way out of her predicament. Follow closely as the rumors about Blanche are unveiled, which eventually lead to her circumstances becoming unbearable.  Feel, feel, FEEL and walk with each of these memorable characters as they hold you spellbound and relay their story to you!

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