TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre adapts 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Pirates must land Lester
  2. Steelers notebook: Brown calls Sanders’ comments about Roethlisberger ‘terrible’
  3. Steelers hold high hopes for pass defense
  4. After years of lobbying, Big Ben has Steelers running the no-huddle
  5. Joe Greene only 2nd player in Steelers history to get number retired
  6. Pirates notebook: Trade rumors for Red Sox pitcher Lester still swirling
  7. Pirates manage to stumble on the bases in bid for sweep of Giants
  8. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Bucar upset with DA Zappala for alert
  9. Blairsville bar, adjacent building on fire
  10. Layoffs possible at 5 state system schools, including Edinboro, Clarion
  11. 30 cited for blocking street at union rally at UPMC facility
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.