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A Streetcar Named Desire

Oct 07, 2014 12:47AM ● By Erica Shames

The National Theatre Live season continues Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg with a screening of A Streetcar Named Desire.

The screening begins at 1 p.m., with a running time of three hours and 30 minutes. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with a pre-show provided by NT Live beginning at 12:50 p.m. Admission is adults $15; senior citizens $12; students $10; students with ID $5.

Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history.

The production features Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC's Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

The Sunday Telegraph calls it "Magnificent. A journey into the heart of darkness." The Times calls it "A stellar, modern-dress production."

"Gillian Anderson gives a shatteringly powerful performance," says The Independent.

The National Theatre (NT Live) season 6 is sponsored by the Bucknell University Departments of Art and Art History, Classics, English, and Theatre and Dance, the Bucknell Arts Council, the Bucknell Innovation Group and the Office of the Provost.

Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (Nov. 23) and Skylight with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan (Dec. 7) round out the fall NT Live screenings at The Campus Theatre.

The spring schedule includes John (Jan. 25), Treasure Island (Feb. 22, and Of Mice and Men (March 22). For more information on these productions, visit

NT Live productions, which are screened in more than 700 venues worldwide, include productions at other U.K. theatres. Cameras are brought to the theatre one evening, and that live performance is seen, via satellite. U.S. theatres generally delay the broadcasts until the evening, or show the production on different days. These are the original live satellite feeds; no editing takes place between the time of transmission and showing.

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