Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

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Event Description

Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning American drama by Tennessee Williams, Scottish Ballet’s 2012 contemporary adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire—created in conjunction with the play’s 65th anniversary year—is considered a modern gem of contemporary dance. The impressionable Blanche DuBois and the temperamental Stanley Kowalski find themselves in constant turmoil in this suspenseful take on lust, desire, and betrayal as only dance can inspire. Conceptualized by theater and film director Nancy Meckler, and choreographed by international dance star and National Dance Award (UK) winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, A Streetcar Named Desire delights in its cross-disciplinary style in this one-of-a-kind take on an American classic, presented as part of the company’s Chicago debut.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 334-2400