Drama by Tennessee Williams // Premiere: Feb 2014, Badische Landesbühne
“Straightforward, dense and thrilling (…) The lead actress is stunning.” – Offenburger Tagblatt
“Sublime acting (…) This production of Tennessee William’s “Streetcar” gets under your skin.”
“Brutality and Blues are but an inch apart from one another.” – Schwarzwälder Bote
“I think the best thing about it is its authenticity, its proximity to life! There are no “good” or “bad” folks in it. Some might be a slightly better or worse, but all of them are more driven by misunderstanding rather than a spirit of mischief. (…) Nobody can see the others as they really are, but only through the weaknesses of their own self. That’s exactly the way we look at each other in real life."
(Tennessee Williams about his play in a letter to the premiere director Elia Kazan, April 1947)
While Blanche DuBois, protagonist of A Streetcar named Desire, is giving her all to escape from reality, SPOOKY BUNCH dare to flirt for the first time with (hyper)-realism. Everything the author wants to see on stage is there, including a fully functional bathroom, and every stage direction is observed. Thus Blanche’s dream of a brave new world is turned inside out into a nightmare of reality.
I don’t want realism, I want magic!