- $21 for one ticket to A Streetcar Named Desire (up to $46.50 value)
- When: select dates, April 24–May 10
- Where: Raue Center for the Arts
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
A Streetcar Named Desire
Eternally on the run from reality, Blanche DuBois stumbles tragically into its arms in Tennessee Williams’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Fleeing from her ancestral home in Laurel, Mississippi for mysterious reasons, Blanche reconnects with her estranged sister Stella in New Orleans. Stella’s husband Stanley is not pleased about these arrangements, and it soon becomes clear that Blanche is living in a world of her own construction. Blanche’s outdated pretensions and Stanley’s thuggish practicality form the fodder for inevitable confrontation.
Raue Center For The Arts
When it originally opened in 1929, the Raue Center For The Arts was dubbed "El Tovar," though no one knew what that meant—it was jut a term overheard by one of the venue's founders on a trip to the west coast. Regardless of its meaning (or lack of one), the name seemed to accurately define the theater's elegance, from the star-filled sky of its ceiling to the facades of Spanish buildings lining its walls.
El Tovar drifted into deterioration over the years, undergoing several different monikers as it switched from owner to owner. Luckily, a generous bequest from Crystal Lake resident Lucile Raue led to a much-needed restoration. A two-year renovation left the theater looking as glamorous as it did when it was El Tovar—seats were reupholstered, and every android usher received an oil change.