A Streetcar Named Desire - Reading and Audition

Reading:    Sunday 25th September 2016, 6.00 pm (Yardley Room, Hampton Hill Theatre)

Audition:   Sunday 2nd October 2016, 6.00 pm (Coward Suite, Hampton Hill Theatre)

Performance Dates:  Sunday 29th January - Saturday 4th February 2017 (Auditorium)

 

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Director:  Rick de Kerckhove

 

It has been a long while since I was last able to be involved in a play with TTC so I am delighted to be able to return soon to work on the great American classic A Streetcar Named Desire. A gripping story with wonderful characters, masterly developed conflicts and enduring themes.

Set in New Orleans in the late 1940s there are four substantial and challenging roles, along with some important supporting and cameo roles including:

 

Blanche du Bois - one of the greatest roles ever written for the stage. The play's tragic heroine, whose weaknesses, coupled with the failure of others to understand her, leads to her gradual breakdown through the course of the play. Playing age somewhere between late twenties to forties.

Stanley - the role that catapulted Marlon Brando to fame. The leader of the pack, aggressive and domineering, he helps bring about the destruction of his sister-in-law with his sexual bullying. Playing age somewhere between late twenties to forties.

Stella - the younger sister of Blanche. Married to Stanley, she finds his rough, dominant nature attractive. After Blanche’s arrival though, Stella is torn between her feuding husband and sister. By the end she has to reach a decision as to where her loyalties really lie. Playing age a few years younger than Blanche.

Mitch - a friend and work colleague of Stanley from the factory. Shy and lonely he is at first totally smitten with Blanche but cruelly rejects her as he starts to hear tales from her past. Playing age a few years younger than Blanche.

Eunice Hubbel - a close friend of Stella’s. Playing age anywhere between 20 and 60 but of similar age to her husband.

Steve Hubbel - Eunice’s husband and a poker playing friend of Stanley’s.

Pablo Gonzales - Another of Stanley’s poker playing fraternity (any age).

Doctor and Nurse who arrive to collect Blanche at the end of the play.

A young man - the subject of Blanche’s attention as he innocently arrives to deliver papers (teens/early twenties).

 

For more information, please feel free to contact me.

Rick de Kerckhove

 

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