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Arts, Theater & Film

A Streetcar Named Desire

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April Fossen as Blanche DuBois and Robert Scott Smith as Stanley Kowalski in The Grand Theatre's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Thursday, we’re talking about one of the great classics of American theater, A Streetcar Named Desire. It was 70 years ago when Marlon Brando first played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway, but the themes of sexual violence, homophobia, addiction, and family strife still resonate today. A new production at Salt Lake City’s Grand Theatre opens this week, so we’re exploring Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece and how it’s become, as one guest puts it, enshrined in America’s psyche.

A Streetcar Named Desire opens Thursday, March 16 and runs through Saturday, April 1 at The Grand Theatre on the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College. For tickets and more information, click here

Guests:

Scenes from Elia Kazan's 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Stella!

Brando's off-script "Hey, Honey!"

I'm the King Around Here

Meetings with Strangers