Friday, March 2, 2012

PBT Donor Entices Students to Experience A Streetcar Named Desire

Feb. 27, 2012

Contact: Meghan McNamara
Marketing Coordinator

PBT Donor Pledges $10,000 to Bring Students to A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

A Streetcar Named Desire

March 9-11, 2012

Benedum Center

(Pittsburgh, PA) – One Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre supporter thinks it’s important enough for local college students to experience the raw emotion of John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire that they’ve donated $10,000 to get students free seats on opening night.

Through this anonymous pledge, students now have the chance to be among the first audiences to see PBT’s A Streetcar Named Desire, which makes its Pittsburgh Premiere on the Benedum Center stage March 9-11. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be the first American ballet company to perform the ballet, marking only its second performance in the United States.

PBT is now challenging Pittsburgh-area college students to experience this powerful production by choos- ing one of two ways to secure a free ticket to the opening night performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9:

1. Students can submit a brief statement explaining why they think A Streetcar Named Desire is a must- see production. Submit statements to Aziza El Feil at 412.454.9127 or

2. Students can complete a PBT pre-performance survey available at or the following link:

Tickets will be held at the Benedum Center Box Office. A valid student ID must be shown at the time of pickup.

*A Streetcar Named Desire is recommended for mature audiences only. This offer is open to high school juniors and seniors who wish to apply with parental approval.

A Streetcar Named Desire, a ballet by John Neumeier, takes audiences inside the tormented mind of aging southern belle Blanche Du Bois. Alternating between past and present, the production echoes her unraveling sense of reality. Neumeier’s searing choreography unites classical ballet and physical dance theater to evoke a powerful experience for ballet goers. Streetcar, originally created for Stuttgart Ballet, with Richard Cragun and Marcia Haydee in the roles of Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois, has dominated stages in Europe since its premiere in 1983. In a jarring portrayal of clashing cultures, the production incites the senses as it explores fractious social issues that remain as relevant today as they were in the 1940’s New Orleans society depicted in Tennessee Williams’ American classic.

Choreography: John Neumeier

Music: Sergei Prokofiev and Alfred Schnittke Scenic and Costume Design: John Neumeier Photography: Duane Rieder

2011/2012 Season

Peter Pan

With the Orchestra

October 28-30, 2011

Benedum Center

The Nutcracker

December 2-23, 2011

Benedum Center


With Chamber Musicians

February 3-12 , 2012

August Wilson Center

A Streetcar Named Desire

March 9-11, 2012

Benedum Center


With the Orchestra

April 13-15, 2012

Benedum Center

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