The Lind House and New Ulm Actors Community Theatre announced today that the play reading on Tuesday, August 14 for the Alice Lind Play Reading Society is the award winning drama written by Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire. The reading starts at 7:00 pm promptly at the historic Lind House located at 622 Center Street, New Ulm, MN Reservations are required.

A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. Widely considered a landmark play, A Streetcar Named Desire deals with a culture clash between two characters, Blanche DuBois, a relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban working class. The motion picture, starring Brando and Vivian Leigh as Blanche, is considered one of the best adaptations of a play to film.

Volunteers will be asked to read parts throughout the evening. Depending on attendance, the leading roles may be read by several people for each act or scene. Persons attending do not have to read or may request smaller roles to read.

The series is held on the second Tuesday of every month at the historic Lind House located at 622 Center Street, New Ulm, MN. Suggestions for future plays are encouraged. The complete list for the rest of the year can be found at or a copy of the season will be sent via US mail if requested.

WHAT:  Play Reading of A Street Car Named Desire

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: John Lind House, Center & State Streets

FEE: $5 Per Person, Includes Script

To make reservations, please leave a name and phone number on the voice mail at the NUACT office phone (507) 359-9990 along with how many will be in your party. For more information about the play reading options, go to or contact Paul Warshauer (507) 359-9990. For more information about the Lind House, please contact Trudy Beranek at (507) 354-8802, email .

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