A Streetcar Named Desire

by | Jun 13, 2024

Nikki Shiels (Sunday, The Picture of Dorian Gray) steps into one of the great roles of the stage: Blanche DuBois.

The Southern belle grapples with her shattered dreams and inner demons as she seeks refuge in the cramped apartment of her sister Stella (The Newsreader’s Michelle Lim Davidson), and her volatile brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski (The Dressmaker’s Mark Leonard Winter). Tensions escalate and dark secrets fan the flames of an already incendiary marriage. The delicate balance of power within the household teeters on the brink of collapse, exposing the vulnerability of the human condition.

Experience the raw intensity of Tennessee Williams’s classic masterpiece – one of the most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century – reimagined by Artistic Director Anne-Louise Sarks. Set against the backdrop of a 1940s New Orleans, yet pulsing with contemporary energy, A Streetcar Named Desire‘s timeless exploration of aggression, desire and deception is testament to theatre’s enduring power to hold up a mirror and ask us what we see.

July 9 – August 17

mtc.com.au

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