A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Directed by Marilyn Nicholas-Dahan
Audition Dates: September 8th: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
September 9th: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
September 17th; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Georgetown Little Theatre Productions Inc., 33 Stewarttown Road, Georgetown, ON
Audition Format: A short monologue of actor’s preference (8-10 lines memorized) Also Cold reads from the script (sides available upon request for specific parts)
Note: Those auditioning for Blanche should also be prepared to sing a few lines from a song of their choice.
Performance Dates: February 1 – 3, 7 – 10, 2019
Load in to theatre - Sunday, January 27th.
Performance Venue: John Elliott Theatre, 8 Church Street, Georgetown, ON
Rehearsals: For the 4 main characters (Blanche, Stella, Stanley, and Mitch), rehearsals will commence in late Sept and continue throughout Oct (1-2 evenings per week). Full cast rehearsals will start in November with 3 evenings per week. There will be a short break during the holiday season.
NOTE: Performers will be required for tech week starting January 27.
Please note: GLT is a not for profit, registered charity, community theatre group. Membership is to be paid at first rehearsal.
A short synopsis of the play- The play by Tennessee Williams, is a renowned drama that follows former school teacher Blanche DuBois after her escape from small-town Mississippi troubles as she arrives on the doorstep to move in with her younger sister, Stella and her husband, Stanley Kowalski. They live in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans and Blanche’s snooty Southern-belle presence and criticisms cause problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household
Blanche DuBois 30ish - A seemingly delicate moth-like member of the fading Southern aristocracy) who has just lost her teaching position due to her promiscuity. A widow very young and at the end of her rope, she seeks refuge at her sister Stella’s, where she tries to hide her alcoholism and desperation.
Stella Kowalski 25ish Blanche's sister who is married and lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans, enjoys the passion of life with her more common, working-class husband whom she adores until Blanches arrival reminds her of the genteel upbringing she has forgotten since running away from it 10 years earlier.
Stanley Kowalski 30ish A rather common, hard-working, hard-living man with palpable sexuality who wants to keep Stella under his thumb. He faces everything in his life with brutal realism and physicality.
Harold Mitchell (Mitch) 30ish Younger than Blanche – 6 feet tall. One of Stanley's friends and poker buddies. He went through the war with him, remains unmarried and has a dying mother for whom he feels a great devotion. He seems a bit more refined than the other poker buddies.
Eunice Hubbell 35ish She is the landlady of the Kowalski and is a friend/protector of Stella’s - Lives upstairs. She quarrels often with her husband Steve (a friend of Stanley’s) but chooses to stay with him.
Steve Hubbell (Male) 35ish Husband of Eunice who lives upstairs from the Kowalski, plays cards and drinks with Stanley, and has a feisty relationship with his wife.
Pablo Gonzales (male) 28-35 Stanley’s friend and one of the regular poker players, who punctuates games with Spanish phrases.
A Young Collector (male) 15-18 Young man who comes to collect money for the paper. Blanche has a hard time not flirting with him.
Neighbourhood Woman 35+ Neighbour to Kowalski and Eunice’s friend described in original play as “negro woman”
A Strange Man (The Doctor) 40+ The Doctor arrives at the end to bring Blanche on her "vacation."
A Strange Woman (The Nurse) 40+ The Nurse is a brutal and impersonal character, institutional and severe in an almost stylized fashion. She wrestles Blanche to the ground.
A Mexican Woman 30+ The Mexican Woman sells flowers for the dead during the powerful scene when Blanche recounts her fall from grace.