Fridays-Sundays. Continues through June 24 2012
$20; $15 for students and seniors. In addition, Tampa Rep and Sunday’s Fine Dining in Ybor have doubled up to offer New Orleans-themed menu items and show ticket specials. E-mail email@example.com for info or visit sundaysfinedining.com.
Take a trip to mid-century New Orleans, where “Stella!” and a tragically seductive admission about the kindness of strangers await at the next stop. Tampa Repertory Theatre, led by David Frankel, artistic director, revives the forbidden-love-in-Nawlins classic with his promising young company. Expect a fresh take on the Tennessee Williams favorite — “reimagined on a runway stage, stripped down to reveal the psychosexual intensity at the heart of the play.” The oft-adapted, produced (and parodied) drama centers on blue-collar worker Stanley Kowalski — icon-ified by Marlon Brando in the 1951 film adaptation — his pregnant wife, Stella, and houseguest/Stella’s sister/fading Southern belle Blanche du Bois. Tennessee Williams’ prismatic insight into human frailty are utilized to full effect in the 1947 drama. Emilia Sargent and Christopher Swan star as Blanche and Stanley (pictured), and Danielle Calderone co-stars as preggers Stella ... Stella! (Text by Julie Garisto)