A Streetcar Named Desire

Croatian House of Culture in Sušak
Monday, May 8, 2023, 7:00 pm
Co-production: Ulysses Theatre, Zagreb/Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade/BELEF festival, Belgrade


Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Director: Lenka Udovički

Branka Katić, Vanja Nenadić, Miloš Petrović Trojpec, Marko Todorović, Nađa Sekulić, Jovo Maksić, Nikola Malbaša, Miloš Lazarov and Bojana Stojković

Playwright: Željka Udovičić Pleština
Set designer: Zorana Petrov
Costume designer: Bjanka Adžić Ursulov
Stage movement and choreography: Staša Zurovac
Composers: Nigel Osborne and Davor Rocco

This Tram too raises some still very relevant questions – the ones concerning a woman’s position in our modern society. Williams, if he were our actual, not just a literary contemporary, would be a vocal advocate for women’s emancipation. In the middle of the last century, his text posed an absolutely clear and unequivocal question: Can a woman survive in the world of extreme materialism, in the almost hysterical circumstances that eat away our lives? Blanche says: ‘Deliberate cruelty cannot be forgiven’. And our world, unfortunately, has become even more cruel. (…) Today, we are painfully aware of the time of change that has caught us unawares, as history makes sure it always does, and in these random circumstances our timetable dissolves into panic and chaos. The clash of the old and the new can only and exclusively be interpreted as a clash of two ideologies.
Željka Udovičić Pleština

Premiere: August 26, 2022
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes with intermission