I went to see A Streetcar Named Desire, presented by Rubber City Theatre this evening. It was intense, cool, and a very good performance. The actors really portrayed their characters’ emotions strongly. There was humor, shouting, crying, and violence.
I had never seen Streetcar before, but had seen references to it in, among other places, the “A Streetcar Named Marge” episode of the Simpsons and “The Pen” episode of Seinfeld. Those had piqued my interest in seeing it.
The theatre the performance was in was small and intimate. The stage was only maybe a foot above the floor and maybe
five from the first row of seats, where I sat. I had to move my legs a little when actors walked in front of the stage, and they were close enough when at the front of the stage that I almost felt like I could reach out and touch them. The intimate setting made the play all the more engaging.
I got my ticket for free because I helped build an app for the theatre at Givecamp this summer. I have more tickets and will hopefully get the chance to see more performances, especially the one where the app will be used.
The theatre is 15 minutes from my house, which is nice.