Blanche Survives Katrina in... at the Soho Playhouse
Kind Strangers and Darren Lee Cole Theatricals presents Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, written and performed by Mark Sam Rosenthal and directed by Todd Parmley, opening at the Soho Playhouse on 252 Jan 2009, following previews from 15 Jan and running through to 15 Mar 2009.
Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire: Imagines that Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine, Blanche DuBois, has neither aged nor left New Orleans. She was there when Katrina hit; she was sent to the Superdome; she was evacuated to Shreveport and entangled in the heartless bureaucracy of FEMA. She gets involved with drugs, is adopted by an Arizona megachurch, and is ï¿½job-placedï¿½ at a Popeyeï¿½s cash register ï¿½ having for good reason been permanently barred from teaching young schoolboys.
Hers is a refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of the desperately deliberately fragile, alcoholic, codependent, sex-addicted Blanche DuBois ï¿½ Americaï¿½s most broken woman.
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