A Streetcar Named Desire 1991 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Tennessee Williams

line drawing of a muscular man and gowned woman


The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, 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.

September 26, 27, 28, and October 4 and 5 at 8 p.m.; September 29 and October 6 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

Cast

N. Leigh Switzer as Blanche Dubois and Eric Winterhof as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Photo by Patrick Gouran.

N. Leigh Switzer as Blanche Dubois and Eric Winterhof as Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Photo by Patrick Gouran.

Blanche DuBois – N. Leigh Switzer
Collector – Tony Stiltz
Doctor – Eric Marquardt
Eunice Hubbell – Dyanna Quillen-Blegen
Harold Mitchell – Art Blegen
Mexican Woman – Dwan Henderson
Nurse – Stacy Hansen
Pablo Gonzales – Kirk Johnson
Stanley Kowalski – Eric Winterhof
Stella Kowalski – Sarah Broughton
Steve Hubbell – Ruben Valadez

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Gregory Brown
Costume Designer – Joe Kowalski
Director – Jane Cox
Lighting Designer – Mark Rogers
Guest Scenic Designer – Erica Zaffarano
Sound Designer – Jim Lile
Stage Manager – Kelli Thoma

Read about it in the Des Moines Register, Ames Tribune, and Iowa State Daily