Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced the cast for the upcoming winter production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The play is regarded as among the finest of the 20th century and considered one of Williams’ greatest achievements. It is presented by Little Theatre of Owatonna through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
The play tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a former school teacher and fading Southern belle from Laurel, Mississippi, who shows up at the doorstep of the apartment that her younger sister Stella shares with her husband, the brutish Stanley Kowalski. Because of the way in which she looks down on Stanley and the neighborhood into which he has brought her sister to live, Blanche earns the instant dislike of Stanley. The presence of Blanche, who is penniless and more than willing to live off of Stella and Stanley, causes problems for the couple, who already have a volatile relationship.
The play also features Mitch, who works in the same plant in which Stanley is employed and is a poker and bowling buddy of Stanley. Mitch, who is a kinder and gentler man than Stanley, initially falls for Blanche until Stanley tells Mitch some of sordid history that he has discovered about Blanche.
Heather Burke as Blanche DuBois; Patrick McColley as Stanley Kowalski; Courtney Kryzer as Stella Kowalski; Cody Jensen as Harold “Mitch” Mitchell; Gail Zollner as Eunice Hubbell; Kevin Ideker as Steve Hubbell; Curt Jorgensen as Pablo Gonzalez; Caleb Wagner as Young Collector; Theresa Scheidt as Woman 1; Alicia Frarck as Woman 2; Daren Strobel as Doctor; and Shari Strobel as Nurse. This performance is directed by Jeffrey Jackson with technical direction by Kristi Westergaard.
Performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24, with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 18 and 25. Tickets will be available online the Saturday before the first performance.