‘Gillian Anderson stars in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Benedict Andrews for the Young Vic at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
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Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and possibly the most well known heroine of the American stage, comes from the Mississippi plantation of Belle Reve (literally, “Beautiful dream”). And truly, as portrayed by the brilliant Gillian Anderson, Blanche wholly embodies the beautiful dream of Southern gentility. It’s a fantasy that likely never really existed in the first place, but still one in which we would prefer to live when faced with the awful, brutal reality of our modern condition as created by director Benedict Andrews for London’s Young Vic. Now playing St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, this Streetcar is fleshy, bloody, and completely alive.’ […]