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A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams 

Серовский Театр Драмы имени А.П.Чехова, Serov, Russia

"You don't want realism, right? You want magic! Yes, yes, magic!"

Is my life good enough? What should it be like? And what is it in reality? Tennessee Williams' world famous play “A Streetcar Named Desire” is working on the gap between the world as it is and the world how we want it to be. After the loss of the family mansion highly educated and fragile Blanche is forced to move in with her sister Stella and her rough and lowbrow husband Stanley Kowalski.

Blanche's arrival leads to a row of conflicts and clashes. The simple fact that she's around already gives the others the feeling that they are not good enough for her. Which in return immediately leads to aggression against her. Williams' characters only seem to be able to see what the others lack, not what they might be able to offer – and so in the end they tear each other's ambitions and aspirations into the mud, just because they were too afraid to be rejected themselves.

After “The Golden Dragon” “A Streetcar Named Desire” is Andreas Merz-Raykov's second work in Serov Drama Theater named after Anton P. Chekhov. The staging shall become another step in creation of a new contemporary approach to theater work in the Russian province. It wants to remind the audience the worth of having their own theater in the city – because no other theater could reflect concrete life-experience of the citizens of Serov better then the one which exists in the same place and time in which they do themselves.

starring: Elena Kurbatova, Pjotr Nezluchenko, Alexandra Nezluchenko, Dmitriy Plokhov, Marianna Nezluchenko, Evgeniy Vjatkin, Aleksey Navolokov, Svetlana Vinitshenko, Dmitriy Samsonov, Olga Choruk

director: Andreas Merz Raykov

stage and costume design: Nadezhda Osipova

translation: Ekaterina Raykova-Merz

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