New City Theater Capitol Hill
Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 25 2015
Recommended by Christopher Frizzelle
There is one big flaw in the Civic Rep production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and a train car of virtues. The guy who plays Stanley is not good. Other than that, there are only things to love: the spare and perfectly claustrophobic set, the timelessness of Tennessee Williams’s textual torture devices (the dialogue, stripped of Southern dialects for this production, is more devastating than you remember), and phenomenal performances by Robin Jones (as Blanche DuBois) and Kelli Mohrbacher (as Stella). I could watch those two play these two sisters forever.