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A Streetcar Named Desire
CATEGORY : DRAMA
by Tennessee Williams

COMPANY : New Dawn Theater [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Red Clay Theatre
ID# 3166

SHOWING : October 02, 2008 - October 19, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

Widely considered an American classic, Streetcar deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois, a pretentious, fadinc relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban immigrant class.

Performance dates:
Oct 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11,12,16, 17, 18 and 19, 2008

Showtimes: Thurs, Fri , Sat Evenings at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 2pm
doors open 1 hour prior to showtimes...

Tickets: 12 and under: $12.00
Adults: $18.00

(parental discretion: may not be suitable for young children)

Performed at Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA.

for tickets, please call Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center at 770-622-1777
or visit New Dawns Website at: www.newdawntheatercompany.com


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Rick Thompson
Light Crew Martin Gravely
Set Crew Martin Gravely
Stage Manager Marsha Hunter
Eunice Hubbell Barbara Capogna-Moras
Harold Mitchell Jay Croft
Blanche Dubois Sherry Ingsbritsen
Sella Kowalski Nichole White
Steve Hubbell Dennis Wolk
Stanley Kowalski Mike Yow
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REVIEWS

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just for the record
by candyman
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
NR
I happen to know that New Dawn has nothing to do with setting the prices, that is something that The mgrs of Red Clay does, and New Dawn thinks the prices that Red Clay charge are too much, especially when it comes to children shows, which of course this one wasn't. So before you start to blame New Dawn, or any other theatre group, think first, it is Red Clay that sets the prices. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
by cdills87
That's interesting. I knew they had some say in what the ticket prices were but I did not know they had total say so. Hmmmmm... maybe the concept of diminished returns should be explained to someone. Regardless, the venue at Red Clay is a great space and New Dawn has a strong drive, they just need on higher production values then the cost of the ticket wouldnt be such an issue even in these trying times.
Run over by a streetcar
by petunia
Sunday, October 19, 2008
0.5
My husband and i went to see this show last night. We are theater goers and try to see a play at least once a month. I have to say while we have seen some not so great plays, i have never left at intermission or felt like i had been robbed by the ticket price.
This show was so wrong and so bad for so many reasons, i dont even know where to begin. The venue is terrible, the theater sits right along side the tracks of a train that goes by often and can be heard loudly each time is passes, there was also some sort of concert last night accross the street and the music could be heard all thru the show, clearly not their fault. However, the poor direction, the bad acting and the bad sound all on New Dawn Theater.
At one point a trunk is placed d/s which blocks the audience from the scenes that takes place behind it, and it stays there, unbelievable. The sound bite that is supposed to be the streetcar sounds more like a helicopter. Sherry Ingsbritsen who is the president of this theater group had no business being on stage playing the character of Blanche, and i can only imagine either cast herself or the director was put in a position where he had no choice but to cast her, she was horrible. Fumbling lines like it was opening night, just dumping lines out in this monotone voice, it was painful to watch. The men were nothing special either. Nicole White at least tried to portray that steamy New Orleans, French Quarter feel, but the whiny accent felt like nails on a chalk board after 20 minutes, and i never bought she was really hot for Stanley.
There were scene changes that took forever, while the audience sat in the dark and in total silence for what seemed like forever. The audience was agitated, bored, looking at watches, playing with programs. The program said there was a 15 minute intermission and then another 5 minute intermission between act 2 and 3. I thought we would be there all night. By intermission my husband and i ran for the door and kept running all the way to the car.
This show is a tough one, you have to have a good pace, and chemistry between actors, there was none of this, the pace was deathly slow, the audience didnt care about the characters on stage, they moved like robots, acted like they didnt care about the characters either. Come on New Dawn you cant charge 18.00/ticket for that low quality of performance. I have seen high school plays that were better than this. We will not be returning to this theater ever again, being run over once was enough. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
In her defense by swayward
In defense of Sherry, we had a Blanch who dropped out after 2 plus weeks of rehearsal.

Jay Croft
actor@jaycroft.com
by cdills87
I just want to point out that this show is a New Dawn Theatre production and does not reflect The Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center. RCT is currently operating basically as a touring house that brings in outside companies to use their space. I hope you do return to RTC as I assure you that there are other companies that come into that space (even with its flaws which I agree with you on) and these other companies produce quality work and usually for a cheaper price. I will be designing a show there in March called "Manuscript" and I assure you that it will be worth your price of admission, which if I am not mistaken, will be $10 per person.


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