A Streetcar Named Desire

By Desmond Sam, 11th Grade & Olivia Munk, 12th Grade LaGuardia High School As the temperature rises in New Orleans during the sweltering summer of 1952, Blanche DuBois’ arrival does little to end the heat. Tennessee Williams’ classic play, A Streetcar Named Desire, chronicles the tensions between the DuBois sisters, Blanche and Stella, after Blanche moves in with her younger sister Stella and Stella's husband Stanley.The play thrives on the theme about the border line between love and lust. Stanley is a man who has boyish tendencies and can only respond with violence. He’s responsible for taking the audience on an emotional rollercoaster that goes out of control. There's a constant battle between love and lust. Throughout the play you see Stella reaping the benefits of love in all its glory and Blanche uses class as a façade to hide the fact that the only thing she wants is love. The question that hovers over the show is -  is worth all the consequences. A Streetcar Named Desire is a whirlwind of intensity and pure drama that keeps you at the edge of your seat. TICKETS: $29.50 student rush • Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. website