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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre adapts 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
 

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is preparing to take a bold step into previously unexplored territory with the debut of John Neumeier's adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire" that promises to be "an assault on the senses of the highest order."

Because of the mature nature of the ballet, the decision was made to host salon parties in all four corners of our city limits in order to prepare subscribers and donors for the production.

"It shows who we are as humans ... the good, the bad, and the ugly," explained PBT director of education Alyssa Herzog-Melby on Thursday, where an intimate group including co-hosts Melanie Crockard and Kristine Sorensen Griffin, and PBT artistic director Terrence Orr gathered at the home of Carolyn and Bill Byham.

The PBT will be the first company in the United States to perform Neumeier's adaptation; a dark, intense exploration into the tormented mind of aging southern belle Blanche Du Bois, starring Eva Trapp and Robert Moore.

The performance will run March 9 through 11 at the Benedum.

 

 

 
 


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