Gillian Anderson in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Young Vic in London. Photo by Tristram Kenton.
A recent London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" that stars Gillian Anderson ("The X Files," "The Fall") as Blanche Dubois elicited rave reviews from critics.
It can be seen Tuesday and Wednesday (7 p.m. Oct. 7 & 8) at St. Antony Main Theater in Minneapolis as part of the NT Live series. Tickets are $20. The play runs about three hours.
Directed by Benedict Andrews, this "Streetcar" also stars Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. It takes place in a contemporary milieu on a slowly rotating set, with music that includes songs by Patsy Cline and PJ Harvey.
The reviewers heaped praise on the production and on Anderson's turn as Williams' most famous heroine, calling her and the show "hypnotic" (Hollywood Reporter), "electrifying" (Evening Standard), "an absolute knockout" (Telegraph) and "powerful" (The Guardian).