The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave., Chicago, IL
Earth Pearl Collective’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire,” is re-imagined from a gender-bending perspective.
As configured by director Iman Crutcher, the on-stage action will take place in modern day
Chicago. As the story unfolds, the tragic love affair will be transformed through the eyes and
imaginations of the all-female, queer cast of color.
Keeping with the spirit of Earth Pearl Collective’s mission to showcase the struggles and
triumphs of queer womyn of color, co-founder Crutcher aims “to bring out issues of domestic
violence” that affect all communities, including same-sex. “The ‘streetcar’ becomes Chicago’s own Red Line and takes place in what could be any urban neighborhood in the city.” Inspired by the original play, the performers will convey the attractions to and consequences of emotions, deception, truth, and of course, desire.
With a cast of nine, “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens Thursday and continues for 4 performances, through May 6th, including a Sunday matinee. All performances are in the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657.
Tickets are $22 general admission and $16 for students and seniors, and can be purchased by phone at 773.935.6875 or
online at www.anthenaeumtheatre.com. Thursday-Saturday shows start at 7:30pm and the Sunday matinee begins at 3:00pm.
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