Lyric Opera presents the Chicago premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche is a faded southern belle. She resonates old-fashion sophistication and a prudish nature. She is visiting her younger sister in New Orleans. Stella is happy to see her. The beer-drinking and poker-playing brother-in-law is not as welcoming. In a one bedroom apartment, Stanley resents Blanche cramping his style. As Blanche tries to find a new life in the French Quarter, Stanley exposes her past life. A Streetcar Named Desiretransitions into a perfect steamy, hot opera.
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