Drama students to perform classic Tennessee Williams tragedy

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams’ tragedy about the corrosive power of the American dream, will be performed Dec. 10-16 at the Yale School of Drama.

Cast members Trai Byers, Will Cobbs, Ben Horner, Andrew Z. Kelsey, Miriam A. Hyman, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Shannon Sullivan will bring to life the characters of Stanley, Stella, Blanche and Mitch, whose dreams are unraveled in Williams’ rollercoaster tale about sex, power, violence and nostalgia.

Charlotte Brathwaite will direct the production. Members of the creative team include set designer Wan Ki Lo, costume designer Kristin Fiebig, lighting designer Hyun Seung Lee, sound designer Elizabeth Atkinson and dramaturg Anne Erbe.

A behind-the-scenes video that documents the creative process and includes interviews with the director, cast and other members of the creative team will be available at drama.yale.edu and on YouTube and Facebook.

Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. Tickets start at $10, and are available online at http://drama.yale.edu, by phone at 203-432-1234 and in person at the box office, 1156 Chapel St.

For further information, visit www.drama.yale.edu.

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