A Streetcar Named Desire is so embedded in American culture that references pop up everywhere from Looney Tunes to The Simpsons. Even if you've never seen it, you've surely heard of the play. There's a reason for that -- it's one of the most powerful plays of the 20th century, and though it's been almost 70 years since Streetcar first took the stage, the drama still packs a powerful gut punch for modern audiences. It's the story of fading Southern belle Blanche Dubois. She's fallen on hard times and has to live with her sister and her blue-collar brother-in-law Stanley. The two are polar opposites, and they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that can only end in disaster.