The Colin McEnroe Show
4:25 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Joe Manganiello Stars In 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

It just goes on and on. We're in New Haven today where the Yale Rep is getting ready to mount a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," but there's already one playing in Dublin at the Gate. There probably hasn't been one year in the last 50 when there wasn't a significant staging of this play.

Meanwhile, in New Orleans, there's a yearly competition, in which men scream "Stella" at the top of their voices, rip their t-shirts, and writhe in passion. Prizes include cases of Stella Artois beer and passes for bowling. That's iconic. One tiny scene in the play is a yearly rite.

There are so many peculiar spin-offs, ranging from the musical version folded into an episode of the Simpsons to Vonnegut's classic story, "Who Am I This Time?" A constant is the notion of finding ourselves in the play.

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GUESTS:

  • Joe Manganiello is playing Stanley Kowalski in the Yale Rep's Staging of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
  • René Augesen is playing Blanche DuBois.
  • Mark Rucker is the director of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
  • James Bundy is the Artistic Director at the Yale Repertory Theater.

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