Theater arts professor Anthony Carreiro (L) gives the cast direction in a scene from the classic play "A Streetcar named Desire."
Theater arts professor Anthony Carreiro (L) gives the cast direction in a scene from the classic play “A Streetcar named Desire.”

Alejandro Nicolas / Staff Writer
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The story of a woman’s deceitful past, one man’s jealously and suspicions and a sister caught in the middle of it all will have LBCC students thrilled.

The theater arts department presents their Spring production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by theater arts professor Anthony Carreiro.

“It’s something students deserve to sink their teeth into. It’s something the audience deserves to sink their teeth into as well,” Carreiro said, laughing.

The production of a play this renowned makes the cast nervous.

“Many don’t try to do this particular play, because of its notoriety. It is America’s most famous play, and it’s beautiful. It was on Broadway almost 4 years, then immediately after was produced into a movie, which was phenomenal,” Carreiro said.

Mario Montes, 23, a theatre major who is playing Stanley, said, “At first we were a little shaky, but after memorizing and rehearsing we’re more excited than nervous.”

The production of Streetcar premiers March 6 at 8 P.M. and will continue through; March 8 at 8 P.M., March 9 at 2 P.M., March 13-15 at 8 P.M. and March 16 at 2 P.M.. It will be located at the LBCC Auditorium 4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, California 90808.

Tickets can be purchased at lbcc.edu/tdf/ for $15 pre-sale or $17 at the door. For students, seniors and staff members, prices are 10 dollars presale and 12 dollars at the door.

Streetcar was written and produced by Tennessee Williams in 1947, and later turned into a movie on the big screen starring Marlin Brando and Vivien Leigh.

“Stella!!” The famous line used by Brando in the 1951 movie still echoes in the hearts and minds of movie lovers and theatre junkies, and conveys a sense of hesitation, humility and uneasiness.