Drama ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Drama ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Gorky State Academic Russian Drama Theatre staged American classical drama ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. One of the most outstanding plays of Tennessee Williams was staged in Astana by Kyrgyz director Nurlan Assanbekov and the famous art director Yuldash Nurmatov. The play takes place in New Orleans of the last century. Aristocrat Blanche DuBois moves to her younger sister’s. There is a strong confrontation between Blanche and her brother-in-law Stanley. The theater’s leading artists performed in the play.


Staging Tennessee Williams, I think, it is the merit of our professional actors. The play is about loneliness, misery, great love, meaning of life. A person asks himself why we come to this world, but never finds the answer. Apparently, this is tragical.

As the leading actress Margarita Mukhametdieva says, the character Blanche DuBois became a part of her life. Although the play has been staged many times, she feels like it was the first time for her. The only thing doesn’t change – the spectator’s appreciation.


When you find a response not only among women, but also among men – it’s worth a lot. We performed the play on tour in Pavlodar, in Uralsk, and in Shymkent in the autumn. It is the greatest gratitude for me when the audience reacts sympathetically.

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is the theatre’s one of the most successful plays. Every time the staging makes a splash. The secret to the success is the director’s unique vision and actors’ play. The troupe easily conveys complex and contradictory relationships between the characters. They make spectators think about the meaning of life.