A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams

German by Helmar Harald Fischer
 

Direction Bastian Kraft / Stage Design Peter Baur / Costume and Wardrobe Sabin Fleck / Video Jonas Link / Sound Arthur Fussy
Cast Lena Schwarz, Henrike Johanna Jörissen, Michael Neuenschwander, Klaus Brömmelmeier, Miriam Maertens, Nicolas Rosat

Blanche Lena Schwarz
Stella Henrike Johanna Jörissen
Stanley Michael Neuenschwander
Mitch Klaus Brömmelmeier
Eunice Miriam Maertens
Steve Nicolas Rosat
Pablo Roger Hofstetter
Ein Arzt Lukas Baumann
Eine Krankenschwester Barblin Leggio
Ein junger Kassierer Severin Mauchle
 
Direction Bastian Kraft
Stage Design Peter Baur
Costume and Wardrobe Sabin Fleck
Video Jonas Link
Sound Arthur Fussy
Lighting Michel Güntert
Literary Manager Karolin Trachte
Assistant Director Marco Milling
Assistant Stage Designer Natascha Leonie Simons
Assistant Costume Designer Liv Senn
Internship Direction Nina Wyss
Literary Internship Vera Zimmermann
Stage Management Dagmar Renfer
Prompter Katja Weppler
Blanche dreads the truth as much as bright light, which shows up the lines on her delicately beautiful, aging face. She escapes bitter reality – the family estate has melted away under her stewardship, she has lost her job and succumbed to alcohol – by going to stay with her sister, Stella. Although she thus has a place to live, her brother-in-law Stanley’s coarse, grasping character is incompatible with her sensitive, deluded view of the world. Blanche becomes unstable. Meeting a friend of Stanley’s offers her a glimmer of hope, but when he drops her, this last humiliation makes her lose her mind. She is approaching the end of the line. The American author Tennessee Williams wrote the play with the newly emerging working class in mind – which was superseding the decaying upper echelons of the American South. The socially critical piece, which was premièred in German at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 1949, was one of the author’s greatest successes. Bastian Kraft most recently directed “Homo faber” and “Buddenbrooks” at the Pfauen.
 

Staging insight, 11 October, meeting point Schiffbau/Foyer, 7.00–8.30 p.m.
“Theatre Laboratory”, 27 October, meeting point Schiffbau/Foyer, 13:00 – 17:00
“Talk About Theatre” on “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Lenz”, 29 October, meeting point Schiffbau/Foyer, 7.00–8.30 p.m.
 

Pfauen

Su, 24 Mar 19:0021:00 Tickets Last performance / Carte Blanche

Supported by Zurich Cantonal Bank

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros