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Backstage at "A Streetcar Named Desire"

12:00 June 22, 2022
By: Esther Boone

You have two more weeks to go explore the Backstage at "A Streetcar Named Desire" exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Royal Street downtown.

Backstage at "Streetcar" first opened to the public in early April, as a way of celebrating the 75 year anniversary of the iconic play's Broadway debut. Based in New Orleans, but containing universal themes that pertain to individuals and communities all across the world, the play— written by Tennessee Williams— has been performed prolifically and globally ever since its first performance.

To celebrate its 75th, "Streetcar" made its way back home to The Historic New Orleans Collection, where visitors are invited to witness and engage with some of the backstage memorabilia from the play, the movie, and more.

Backstage at "A Streetcar Named Desire" boasts never before seen displays of original stage notes, firsthand recordings, behind the scenes photographs, and personal holdings from Tennessee Williams himself. You can even see the Oscar ViviLeigh won in 1951, for her performance in the "Streetcar" movie as Blanche.

As the exhibition closes on July 3, there are only a couple more weeks to become part of this once-in-a-century experience. Backstage at "Streetcar" is open each week, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

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