Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by John Neumeier. A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 – 10, 2017 at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The opening night cast will feature Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez as Blanche DuBois, Guillaume Côté as Stanley, Jillian Vanstone as Stella and Evan McKie as Mitch.
Based on Tennessee Williams’ literary masterpiece, Mr. Neumeier created the dance drama in 1983 for Stuttgart Ballet. The ballet begins where the play ends, journeying within Blanche DuBois’ psyche. “It’s dark. It’s violent. It’s erotic. But A Streetcar Named Desire becomes even more shocking when told as a ballet by John Neumeier,” (The Wall Street Journal). Set to music by Prokofiev and Alfred Schnittke, the ballet is a unique and compelling interpretation of one of the seminal works of 20th century drama.
Additional casting to be announced.
A Streetcar Named Desire contains mature content.