A Streetcar Named Desire tryouts set for March 1, 2 at Backdoor Playhouse

Auditions for the spring production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2, at Tennessee Tech University’s Backdoor Playhouse.

Roles are available for six men and six women, ranging in ages from mid-teens to early fifties. “Casting is open to all people who are interested, and I would like to encourage persons of minority backgrounds to try out,” said Playhouse Director Mark Creter.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, copies of which are available for 24-hour checkout from Creter’s office, located in South Hall, Room 225.

A Streetcar Named Desire hit theaters in 1946 and cemented Williams’ reputation as a great American playwright, earning him both a New York’s Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

This will be the first Tennessee Williams play produced at the Backdoor Playhouse since the 1996 critically acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie directed by Creter.

Rehearsals are set for late March and April, and performances are scheduled from April 29 through May 8.

The Backdoor Playhouse is located at the rear of TTU’s Jere Whitson Building.

For more information, call Creter at 931/372-3478.