Nashville Repertory Theatre brings one of the greatest works of American theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire to life in the Johnson Theater of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center February 8–23, with previews on February 6 and 7.
Southern belle Blanche DuBois travels to New Orleans to reunite with her sister, Stella, and to escape her past. Her affectations of refinement set her immediately at odds with Stella’s blue-collar husband, Stanley Kowalski. Blanche’s sophisticated exterior crumbles as she intertwines with their simple life and Stanley’s fierce, unpredictable personality. The apartment becomes a pressure cooker of sensuality and class tensions, ultimately erupting in some of the most iconic dramatic moments seen on the modern stage.
With direction by Ned McIntyre, the full cast of A Streetcar Named Desire consists of: Karen Sternberg as Blanche DuBois, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as Stanley Kowalski, Tamiko Robinson Steele as Stella Kowalski, James Crawford as Mitch, Matthew Benenson Cruz as Pablo, James Rudolph as Steve, Merrie Shearer as Eunice, Melinda Sewak as Carmelite/Nurse, Connor Weaver as the Doctor and Brooks Bennett as the Young Collector.
After select Friday evening performances, the director and cast will take the stage for a Talkback about the show. Get your tickets for February 14 & 21 for a chance to discuss the show with the director and cast. For group ticket prices, contact TPAC Group Sales. Late seating happens at the discretion of the house manager.
And Coming soon: Mary Poppins, A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, with Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Of special note: Book by Julian Fellowes (the creator of Downton Abbey). New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drew. Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Mary Poppins runs March 27 – April 5, with a preview March 26 in TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater.
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the magnificent story of the world’s favorite nanny, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. When young Jane and Michael need her most, Mary Poppins flies into the home of the Banks family to bring them the adventure, discipline, and affection they crave. With the help of Bert and a colorful cast of London characters, Mary Poppins uses magic, heart, and a spoonful of sugar to teach the entire Banks family to love each other and their supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lives. With new music and classics from the film, this musical adaptation of Walt Disney’s masterpiece is practically perfect in every way.
Save the date for the 2020 Ingram New Works Festival, Nashville’s Annual Celebration of New Plays & Playwrights. The culmination of the Ingram New Works Project, the festival features the premiere public reading of all five new plays developed during the residency. The 2020 Ingram New Works Festival will take place May 11-16, 2020.
Get tickets at TPAC.org, 615-782-4040 and the TPAC Box Office.
Photos by Michael Scott Evans.