Review On A Streetcar Named Desire


Leigh Kennicott

Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


At the Odyssey, a strong ensemble illustrates Streetcar Named Desire Williams’ post-war evocation of New Orleans’ French quarter. Streetcar brings a fragile Blanche Du Bois (Susan Priver) to sister’s doorstep in the quarter where Blanche’s gradual disintegration takes place. This production reinforces Tennessee Williams’ ability to reach beyond the day-to-day minutia of life to reach into the hearts of his characters. Among other joys, this rendition features a uniquely conceived characterization of Stanley by Max E. Williams. Also of note, find a down-to earth Stella (Melissa Sullivan), an equally practical upstairs neighbor, Eunice (Caroline O’Brien), and a suitably stalwart suitor, Mitch (Christopher Parker).