FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(504) 522-2081 x6
NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 27, 2018) – Due to popular demand, we are extending our production of A Streetcar Named Desire a week before performances begin! Additional performance dates include March 29 and 30th at 7:30 PM , with two shows on Saturday, March 31st at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Running in tandem with the New Orleans Tricentennial celebrations and the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival, A Streetcar Named Desire will be returning to the Le Petit stage for the first time in twenty years. “To head into opening weekend with sold out houses and an extension is a testament to the power and timelessness of Williams’ powerful story,” says Artistic Director and show Director Maxwell Williams .
Curtis Billings tackles the iconic role of Stanley Kowalski, with Beth Bartley performing as Blanche Dubois. Elizabeth McCoy plays Stella Kowalski and acclaimed Broadway actor Paul Whitty ( Once, Amélie) makes his Le Petit Theatre debut in the role of Harold “Mitch” Mitchell. Rounding out the cast are New Orleans’ favorites Troi Bechet (Eunice Hubbell); Zeb Hollins III (Steve Hubbell); James Howard Wright (Doctor); Tracy Norwood (Nurse); John Fitzpatrick (Young Collector) , Xavier Juarez (Pablo); and Mona Nasrawi (Flower Seller).
The creative team features Scenic Designer Jean Kim (LPT’s Once On This Island ); costume designer Kaci Thomassie (LPT’s It’s Only a Play; The Last Five Years ); Composer and Sound Designer Kevin O’Donnell (LPT’s The Glass Menagerie and Freud’s Last Session ); Lighting Designer Joey Moro (Projection Design for Once On This Island ); and Production Dramaturg Helen Jaksch.
WHEN: March 9 – 31, 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM.
Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.
Saturday, March 31, matinee at 2:00 PM. Industry night Monday, March 19 at 7:30 PM.
TICKETS: $35-50 Adult | $15 Students. Discounted industry night: $25 (including fees). WHERE: LE PETIT THEATRE - 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans LA 70116 | 504.522.2081 BOX OFFICE: 504.522.2081 or LePetitTheatre.com
About Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is one of the oldest theaters in the country. It was established in 1916 and has operated continuously as a producing theater ever since, first as a community theatre, then transforming into the professional theater it is today. For one century, the theater has been housed in a historic French Quarter building of the same name.