A Streetcar Named Desire: A History

Where to begin? The Bobcat Players are tackling one of the biggest shows in American theatre this November, and we're certain you've heard of it before. A Streetcar Named Desire is the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama written by the incomparable Tennessee Williams. It is his most popular play and "considered to be one of the best and most critically successful plays of the 20th century." Yet despite the acclaim and its household name, you may not be familiar with the show's history or significance. So before you take a ride on that famous streetcar with us, here's are some highlights about this fascinating work: Tennessee Williams began writing the play now known as A Streetcar Named Desire in M

An Invitation to Take a Ride...

Dear Theatre Goers, As artistic director of the Bobcat Players, I have tried for the past decade to give our audiences seasons with varied titles, hoping for a balance among several genres. There has been no shortage of side-splitting farces and gently humorous comedies on our stage, and for the most part they have been greeted enthusiastically. But as a company we also have been committed to dramas both contemporary and classic. Proudly we have brought to our audiences Bus Stop, The Drawer Boy, Picnic, and Tuesdays With Morrie, to cite just a few. All have proven to be worth the risk. This season we take perhaps our biggest plunge with the production of Tennessee Williams’ beautiful classic

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