"A Streetcar Named Desire" opens September 23


Cries of "Stella" will soon be heard in the Main Stage Theatre as the Adams State College Theatre Program presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams. The production runs September 23, 24, 30, and October 1 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 2. Tickets are now on sale.

The production kicks off the 2011-12 Main Stage season and it is also a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America's greatest playwrights. Dr. Paul S. Newman, director of the play, calls the drama "one of the greatest American plays ever written and our production offers audiences an opportunity to experience this incredible work." Set in New Orleans during the late 1940s, the play features some of the most famous characters in American theatre. From Stanley Kowalski to Blanche DuBois, the characters embody passion and desperation as the action plays out in a harsh world where no one is left untouched by its brutality. As Newman notes, "It is poetry vs. human nature; neither stands a chance."

The opening night performance on September 23 is a benefit for Tu Casa and tickets may be purchased for that evening from Tu Casa by calling 719-589-2465.

The October 1st performance will include a birthday party for the late playwright with complimentary cake and coffees served at intermission.

To purchase tickets, call 719-587-8499. Tickets are $10 for general public, $8 for seniors and students, $6 for children 12 and under, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current ASC identification. The production is recommended for mature audiences only.

The box office is also offering a Subscriber Series for the Main Stage season. By purchasing season tickets, audience members will be able to reserve seats in advance for all three faculty directed productions including the popular holiday show. They will also receive a discount off 2011-2012 ticket prices and be able to pre-order additional tickets for the holiday show before the box office opens to the general public.