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The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the classic drama, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Posted January 19, 2015 in Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the classic drama, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Feb. 6-22. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “A Streetcar Named Desire” is sponsored by the INS Family of Companies: Iowa Network Services, Alliance Technologies, Alliance Connect, Merit Resources, Caleris Inc.

Southern aristocrat and former schoolteacher Blanche (Kellie Kramer), down on her luck, is reduced to leaving her family plantation home and living with her sister, Stella (Vicky Stafford), and Stella’s pugnacious blue-collar husband, Stanley (Jamaal Gabriel Allan), in New Orleans. Life with them in their tiny tenement apartment is unbearable until a kindly suitor appears and seems to offer Blanche a ticket to a better life. But Stanley, still seething at Blanche’s high-handed dismissal of him, sets out to dismantle her genteel façade, hurtling them toward an epic clash in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.

The Playhouse cast is directed by Thomas Woldt. The cast includes Clifton Antoine Jr., Mary Good Chase, Mat Duey, Bridget Johnson, Rebecca Masucci, Justin Nuckolls, Steve Orazem, and Josh Visnapuu.

The Playhouse is Iowa’s oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Performances: Feb. 6-22, 2015
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $23
To purchase tickets:
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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