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"A Streetcar Named Desire" Opens at Westfield Community Players

By STEVE LEMENILLE

April 17, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Westfield Community Players will close out it 2013-14 season with Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning drama, "A Streetcar Named Desire". It is being directed by Brian Remo and produced by Steve Lemenille.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject , so far as possible, the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, Stella Kowalski, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of Stella, Stanley Kowalski, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" opens May 10 and continues May 17, 30 and 31, 2014 at 8PM; and a matinee performance on May 18, 2014 at 3PM. Tickets are $20.00.

There is a Special Student Performance on May 11, 2014 for students with regular high-school ID. Tickets are $10.00.

Current serving military personnel can purchase tickets to any performance for $10.00.

To reserve tickets, call the Box Office at 908.232.1221 or on-line at: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCP_Streetcar_tickets.html

In the cast are Kristin Barber-Furlong as Stella Kowalski, James Walsh as Stanley Kowalski, Laura Casey as Blanche DuBois, Kristina Hernandez as Eunice Hubbell, Mike Burdick as Steve Hubbell, Patrick Field as “Mitch”, Morgan Vasquez as the Nurse, Woman and Flores, Peter Curley as Pablo, Joe Lacerda as the Young Collector and Steve Lemenille as the Doctor.

Mr. Remo and Mr. Lemenille are past NJACT Perry award nominees for both directing and producing. Mr. Remo for Rehearsal for Murder, and Mr. Lemenille for {Proof}; both for Westfield Community Players.