A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (ENDSTATION SEHNSUCHT)
Her life of inherited affluence has long since faded when Blanche decides to move in with her sister Stella, who lives in cramped conditions with her husband, Polish immigrant Stanley. Blanche’s notion of her own cultural superiority, her attitudes of grand origins and her capricious self-glorification provoke Stanley to the extreme. In a world that continually fuels dreams of individually achievable success, Blanche is a disruptive witness to their relentless decline. The fact that their dreams have long since been shattered and they are stuck in a social impasse, is something that Blanche and Stanley will only admit as far as the other is concerned, and they hate and battle each other for it. After the opening production of Brecht’s "Der kaukasische Kreidekreis" ("The Caucasian Chalk Circle"), Michael Thalheimer now stages this story of two people plummeting from a society that accepts no liability.
We regularly present performances of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with English surtitles. You can find the dates here. Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.
Casts & Staff
- Direction: Michael Thalheimer
- Stage Design: Olaf Altmann
- Costume Design: Nehle Balkhausen
- Music: Bert Wrede
- Lighting Design: Ulrich Eh
- Dramaturgy: Sibylle Baschung
Open your eyes
“Michael Thalheimer’s superbly impressive production and its phenomenal cast create an artful and intelligent demonstration of the ugly patterns which Tennessee William’s men follow in their dealings with women, of what society does to everyone and how everyone has learned to live with it.”
“Thalheimer’s scenic reductionism and the way his concentration distils the play’s content once again fall perfectly into place – in combination with the actors’ exhilarating precision.”
“A sinister, captivating triumph!”
“A grand celebration of the art of acting!”