'Streetcar Named Desire' arrives at FC

Fullerton College Hornet  - Nancy Cook - Friday, March 18th, 1977

"A Streetcar Named Desire," Tennessee Williams' well-known play and Broadway success, will be presented here March 29 through 31 and April 1 and 2 in the Campus Theatre at 8 p.m.

The tragic drama produced by FC's Theater Arts department, portrays the character of a woman who has long suppressed desires which lead to her mental destruction.

Under the direction of Theater Arts instructor George Soughton and students Debbie Garrison and Kevin Coots, the play will be performed as it was when it was first released in the 1940's.

"Both the costumes and language will be out of that era," said Coots.

"Our lighting designer is the award-winning Donna Ruzika and our sound artist is Leora Koczko.

"They will set the moodlike atmosphere so common to Williams' plays, while our set and costume designer, Todd Glen, will reproduce the New Orlean's scene from the forties.

Coots'said that he, Garrison and Stoughton are anticipating the play to be a success. "Everything's clicking together. Stoughton's spending every minute he can out there (in the theater) correcting, changing and polishing up the presentation. I've even caught him standing in stupors in front of the set like some master artist or mother hen admiring his work."

But there's more to a play than direction, Coots said. "The actors are working their tails off to make this thing work. Brian Tracy and Susan Miare, are playing Stanley and Stella Kowalski, the young, earhty couple who live on Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Kimberly Dimmick portrays a very dynamic Blanche Dubois, the sister of Stella, whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions.

Ticket prices for the show are $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for students. Reservations can be made by calling the Campus Theatre box office, 871-8101, open weekdays from 8:30 to 3 p.m.