The brilliant, devastating “A Streetcar Named Desire” is not an easy play to watch.
But you want to watch Arizona Repertory Theatre’s powerful production of the Tennessee Williams drama.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning “Streetcar” has hit many stages and the silver screen since it first gave Marlon Brando his big Broadway break in 1947.
It’s had a long life because the writing is poetry and its story of desperation and delusion is timeless: Blanche DuBois has come to New Orleans’ French Quarter to stay with her sister Stella and her husband, Stanley in their two-room apartment. She has lost the family estate, her reputation and her teaching job. And she is slowly losing her grip on reality. Stella adores her, Stanley does not. This does not end well.