Having television actor Joe Manganiello around the campus has created a lot of buzz and anticipation for the production of “Streetcar Named Desire,” the Yale Repertory Theatre play he is starring in as the rough-edged Stanley Kowalski.
In a “Behind the Scenes” video created by the Yale Rep, Manganiello — known for his role as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the television series “True Blood” — says the Tennessee Williams play is his favorite. “It’s this iconic play with these iconic lines and these iconic scenes and these iconic moments,” comments Manganiello.
Actress Sarah Silolovic, who portrays Stanley’s wife, Stella, says, “There’s magic around the play. It’s so poetic.”
The play, directed by Mark Rucker, opened Sept. 26 and continues through Oct. 12.
“It’s all about survival,” Rucker says of “Streetcar Named Desire.” “Everybody’s trying to survive in this incredible melting pot that is post-World War II New Orleans.”
The show also features René Augesen as Blanche DuBois and Adam O’Byrne as Harold “Mitch” Mitchell.
Manganiello can be seen performing as Stanley in this The New York Times video.
For tickets, visit the Yale Rep website or call 203-432-1234.