Why See Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire?
The North American premiere!
Returning to the USA on tour in May 2017, Scottish Ballet will present their critically acclaimed and award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Tennessee Williams for the first time in California. In what is set to be a highly anticipated engagement at Los Angeles' Music Center, this production was originally commissioned in 2012 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Williams' work, and now is about to receive its West Coast premiere in time for its 70th! Follow the sexually charged story of Stanley and Blanche through a searing ballet interpretation that will set the stage on fire.
When faded Southern belle Blanche finds her decadent life crumbling around her, she falls on the mercy of her timid sister Stella for some relief. However, she didn't factor in Stella's domineering husband Stanley, who is determined to control his wife ahead of the birth of their first child. A strong sexual marriage is suggested between the two, as well as frequent arguments and threats to leave him. Throw the sexually flamboyant Blanche into the mix, and a devastating sequence of events follow....
Opening night: 19 May 2017
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