The great melodrama ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ returns to the Sodre National Auditorium

From July 6 to 11, you will be able to enjoy the version that the choreographer Mauricio Wainrot created to bring the famous work by Tennessee Williams to the stage. The production is accompanied by music by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.


Based on the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Mauricio Wainrot creates this choreography that begins when its protagonist Blanche DuBois is taken to a hospital for the mentally ill.


The most important events of her life are recreated through successive flashbacks that constantly and obsessively relive the knots that triggered Blanche’s progressive crisis: the suicide of her husband, the impossible coexistence with her sister and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, the relationship with Mitch – from whom he receives affection and trust – and especially the permanent confrontation with Stanley.


The choreographer shows Blanche’s divided personality through the on-stage multiplication of several Blanche who are confused and mixed.


This resource enhances the aesthetic and dramatic effects that reveal the despair, madness and disjointed shreds of the memory of the protagonist. Blanche and Stanley are two characters who attract and reject each other. Representing at the same time two worlds and two different cultures. They are also paradigms of two epochs that face each other without any possibility of understanding.


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