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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams

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.

 

With Lena Schwarz, Henrike Johanna Jörissen, Michael Neuenschwander, Klaus Brömmelmeier, Miriam Maertens, Nicolas Rosat, Severin Mauchle, Barblin Leggio, Lukas Baumann, Roger Hofstetter
Direction
Bastian Kraft
Set Designer
Peter Baur
Costume Designer
Sabin Fleck
Sound
Arthur Fussy
Video
Jonas Link
Dramaturg
Karolin Trachte
Lighting Designer
Michel Güntert
Assistant Director
Marco Milling
Assistant Stage Designer
Natascha Leonie Simons
Assistant Costume Designer
Liv Senn
Stage Manager
Dagmar Renfer
Prompter
Katja Weppler
Internship Direction
Nina Wyss
Literary Internship
Vera Zimmermann

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