The long-awaited return to Boston of Tennessee Williams’ tale of repression, carnality, and loneliness comes to New Rep on the 60th Anniversary of its Broadway debut. Winner of the 1948 Pulitzer Prize, this masterpiece centers on the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile relic of the Old South, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, a steel brute trying to make it in the post-industrial age. Blanche arrives in New Orleans, claiming fatigue, but her concealed and manipulative neuroses play on Stanley’s animalistic jealousy until the situation reaches a sweltering heat.
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