USM performs "A Streetcar Named Desire"

 By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - At Southern Miss on Tuesday, the ensemble cast of "A Streetcar Named Desire" were busy fine tuning their performances before the play opens to the public this week.

The beloved group of characters includes Stanley, his wife Stella and her southern belle sister, Blanche. They are all making their spring debut at the university this Thursday night.

The play was written by Tennessee Williams and depicts the struggles the main characters encounter with each other in New Orleans, where the play is set. Additionally, the character Blanche is originally from Laurel, Mississippi making this famous play even more attractive for a Pine Belt audience. A Southern Miss graduate student, Twoey Truong, portrays Blanche in the play.

According to Truong, "When people think of American drama they think of people like Tennessee Williams. His name always comes up because of all the incredible plays that he wrote and "A Streetcar Named Desire" has so much to it, so many layers."

The play runs through April third and will be shown at Southern Miss's Martha Tatum Theatre.

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