skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map
Scottish Ballet (<p>Scottish Ballet's Eve Mutso and Erik Cavallari in A Streetcar Named Desire, Photo by Andrew Ross</p>)

Scottish Ballet

In their Kennedy Center debut, Scottish Ballet infuses drama and dance in a bold new take on Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.

  • May 28 - 30, 2015
  • Opera House
  • Running Time: TBA
  • $30.00 - $108.00

Tickets are not yet on sale

Tickets go on sale February 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM to the public.
January 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM to Kennedy Center Members
Not a member? Join today to receive priority purchasing and other benefits!

About

Kennedy Center Debut
Scottish Ballet
Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director
 
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Direction by Nancy Meckler
Music and Sound by Peter Salem
Set and Costumes by Niki Turner
Lighting by Tim Mitchell
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams
 
"Triumphant…powerful!"
--The Times-Picayune
 
"Brilliantly bold and sensitive… a new ballet of truly tragic proportions."
--The Daily Telegraph
 
In its Kennedy Center debut, Scottish Ballet makes a splash with a sexy, dynamic new take on the beloved American literary masterpiece, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.
 
Dedicated to strong classical technique, Scottish Ballet isn't afraid to take on groundbreaking modern pieces. A contemporary ballet company that specializes in the seminal 20th century canon, they also perform classic full-length story ballets, making them relevant for today's audience.
 
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the play, Scottish Ballet collaborated with renowned film and theater director Nancy Meckler (Royal Shakespeare Company) and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to create a vibrant fusion of drama and dance set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score by Peter Salem.
 
Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment. Stella's brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her. The New Orleans Times-Picayune praised the production, saying "before a stunned and silenced house of 2,200 theater goers, the Scottish Ballet showed the depths of its roster and the dramatic savvy of the team that assembled the project."
 
Recommended for age 16 and up.

Performance Timing: TBA
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

Calendar Icons
Sign-InterpretedPerformance
Sign-Interpreted
Audio Described Performance
Audio Described
Open-Captioned Performance
Captioned
Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sensory-Friendly
Donor
Exclusive presale to donors
WNO Subscriber
Exclusive presale to WNO Subscribers
NSO Subscriber
Exclusive presale to NSO Subscribers
MyTix Performance
On sale to MyTix members
May 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

24


25


26


27


28

29

30

Loading...

Loading...