Raving reviews for Streetcar directed by Liv Ullmann

Director Liv Ullmann (left), and Blanche (Cate Blanchett) in rehearsal. Photo: Sydney Theatre Company.

Directed by Liv Ullmann, A Streetcar Named Desire with Cate Blanchett in the lead is playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC through Nov. 21.

A Streetcar Named Desire is a compelling and sensuous play which features some of the most memorable characters in theatrical history.  The battle between Blanche and Stanley comes to embody nothing less than the battle between tradition and progress itself.  The quasi-aristocratic world of plantations, mint juleps and poetry at dusk going head to head with the emerging urban, industrial uberlith of the all-beer, all-poker New America.

USA Today gives Ullmann’s rendition three and a half star out of four.

“Ullmann and Blanchett have very strong ideas about the character, her pain, the mythology she constructs about herself and the way she ultimately unravels, feelings they explored in rehearsals that both describe as intense and lively,” writes the Washington Post.

Streetcar will run at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater through Nov. 21. Following the Washington, DC, run, Streetcar will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music Nov. 27-Dec. 20.

Due to demand, tickets for the New York engagement are only available to BAM patrons, with new memberships currently available. A limited number of partial-view tickets are also available to the general public.

Read complete reviews:

Washington Post

USA Today

Source: Norway.orgSydney Theatre Company

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