By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Derrick Sanders

Blanche DuBois has few options. With her husband dead, her family home in Mississippi lost, her future uncertain, she travels alone and lonely to make a new life with her sister in the New Orleans French Quarter. Longing and lying for a future that is bearable, Blanche’s desire is ultimately no match for her brother-in-law’s crushing demand for the truth. Jeff Award-winning director and the School of Theatre and Music faculty member Derrick Sanders directs Tennessee Williams’ American classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

A Streetcar Named Desire is made possible in part by the generous support of the Poetry Foundation.

Poetry is a place in Chicago. The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture, and is based right here in Chicago. Learn more at poetryfoundation.org

Opens Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM

Also Performs: April 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM

April 14*, 17 and 20 at 2:00 PM

* Post-Show-Talk: Brutality, Kindness & Grace

Post Show Talk Special Guest: Christina Pugh
Christina Pugh is Professor of English in the Program for Writers at UIC, and consulting editor for Poetry. She is the author of four books of poems, including Perception (Four Way Books, 2017), which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by Chicago Review of Books; and Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Yale Review, and many other publications. Her work has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in poetry, as well as fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Illinois Arts Council, the Bogliasco Foundation, and others.


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