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Feb. 19 “Informance” Will Highlight A Streetcar Named Desire, Onstage Feb. 17-19 and 24-26

For release: February 11, 2011
For press information, contact Jonathan Judaken, 901-488-7475

Watch one of the most famous plays in American theater, hear a short lecture about it, and participate in a discussion of the story that made Marlon Brando a star.

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance will present Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire Feb. 17-19 and 24-26. This classic play takes Southern Gothic to the French Quarter of New Orleans as the realities of fading social distinction and clashing cultures underpin interactions between the DuBois sisters and the fiery Stanley Kowalski. 

There will be an informance and reception on Saturday, Feb. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Communication and Fine Arts lobby. An informance is a short talk followed by a question-and-answer session covering both the playwright and the play. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jeffrey Scraba of the U of M’s Department of English will give the informance, followed by the reception at 7 p.m. and the 8 p.m. performance of the play. 

Parking is available in the Fogelman garage on Innovation Drive, just south of Central Avenue.

The event is sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. More information about programs of the Marcus W. Orr Center is available online at

For answers to specific questions, call Jonathan Judaken at 901-678-4498.

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