SPARKy & The Palm: “A Streetcar Named Desire"

Coming to Telluride via simulcast at the Palm Theatre on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Show time 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 Students/ $15 Adults. SPARKy Members Free.

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SPARKy Productions is the non-profit founded by Jennie Franks, a playwright and actor, to bolster the diverse cultural life of rural communities like Telluride through theatre, film and the written word.

The sun at the center of the SPARKy universe is the Telluride Playwrights Festival, which completed its 10th year in July.

For the Telluride Playwrights Festival, playwrights, actors, directors, volunteers and interns gather from all over the country to work on new plays. It is a week filled with exploration, reflection and, well, much play culminating with staged readings,

But there’s more…

Throughout the summer, in collaboration with the Telluride Mountain Village Conference Center and the Telluride Library, SPARKy presented SPARK Lawn Chair Movies, free classic films screened in the open air in Mountain Village.

And During the year, SPARKy and the Michael D. Palm Theatre present NT LIVE, simulcasts, bringing the best of British theatre to local audiences, including the upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history.

With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

 

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