A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire Performed at HFCCSue Suchyta Dearborn Press and Guide August 1997
A Streetcar Named Desire , celebrating its 50th year, is a deeply intense, brooding drama. Characters run the gauntlet from passion to hate, as the female protagonist clings precariously to her sanity in a world much removed from her romantic illusions. Tennessee Williams created a brilliant script, with literary gems slipped naturally and unexpectedly into the dialogue, with characters as human as they are complex.
Strong Acting Can't Overcome Slow PacingRichard Marsh Dearborn Press and Guide August 1997
Sometimes, a play is best taken at face value and not given a through analysis. Such is the case with Henry Ford Community College’s summer production, “A Streetcar Named Desire”. From a casual perspective, the play was well done. The show featured strong acting, a fine looking set including excellent property adornment, great sound effects of the streetcar rolling past and topnotch lighting
So where’s the problem? For starters the pacing is too slow. The running time is close to 3 hours, at least a half-hour longer than it should.
Cast and Crew
- Stella: Jennifer Streamer
- Eunice: Hala Dika
- Young Woman: Jennie S. Knight
- Stanley: Jim Piche
- Mitch: William L. Bush, Jr.
- Blanche: Alexis Williams
- Steve: Ron Perteet
- Tamale Vendor: Matthew Basigkow
- Pablo: Jay Hunt
- Young Collector: Matthew Basigkow
- Mexican Woman: Tamar M. Vartanian
- Drunk: Kevin Michaels
- Prostitute: Andrea Houseley
- Doctor: Kevin Michaels
- Nurse: Patrice Bryson