by Tennessee Williams

Currently no Performances

Großes Haus
1 hr 45 min
no break

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

as Blanche
as Stella
as Stanley
as Ein junger Kassierer
as Eine Krankenschwester
as Ein Arzt

Ich will keinen Realismus!

Tennessee Williams


“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.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“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.”

Der Tagesspiegel

“A sinister, captivating triumph!”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

“A grand celebration of the art of acting!”

rbb Inforadio


29.4.2019: Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM), Budapest
28./29.2.2020: Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen
11./12.6.2020: Thalia Theater, Hamburg (im Rahmen des Hamburger Theater Festival)