A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire PosterBy Tennessee Williams

Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play is an American classic that also won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play in 1948, with numerous revivals over the years. Very few plays continue to have such power and impact as Williams’ 1948 drama continues to do so 66 years after the original production, but A Streetcar Named Desire is one such play. “The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely ‘normal’ young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.” – Samuel French

  • (*) = UIS student, (f) = faculty, (s) = staff, (a) = alumnus, (c) = community, (g) = guest artist

Production Team:

Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson (f)

Scene Designer/Technical Director: Dathan Powell (f)

Costume Designer: Katherine Eickhoff (g)

Lighting Designer: Dathan Powell (f)

Stage Manager: Melissa Betty (c)

Assistant Stage Manager: Liza Torrence (*)

Assistant Stage Manager: Wesley Skym (*)

Assistant Scenic and Lighting Designer: David Hecht (*)

Props Master: Janaye Godawa(*)

Props Assistant: Junyi Liu (*)

Sound Research and Sound Board Operator: Meghan Milewski (*)

Sound Assistant: Saiteja Pamitimukkala (*)

Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup: Alexis Yowsig (*)

Costume Assistant: Emily Collins (*)

Costume Assistant and Running Crew: Lindsay Frisk (*)

Light Board Operator, Set Construction, and Running Crew: Kevin Montano (*)

Dramaturg: Anna Ball (*)

Master Electrician: Harshvardhan Pandey (*)

Sustainability Coordinator and Set Construction: Dinesh Reddy Srirangapalle (*)

Cast (In Order of Appearance):

Negro Woman: Bria Grant (*)

Eunice Hubbell: Diamond Dixon (*)

Stanley Kowalski: Thom Miller (g)

Stella Kowalski: Ellyn Thorson (*)

Steve Hubbell: Jonathan San German (*)

Harold Mitchell (Mitch): Alessandro Vazquez (*)

Mexican Woman: Rona Taylor (*)

Blanche DuBois: Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson (f)

Pablo Gonzales: Christopher Romero (*)

A Young Collector: Nicholas Jimenez (*)

Nurse: Linda Castor (c)

Doctor: Tom Hutchison (a)