Lincoln Memorial University

LMU Players to Perform 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

streetcarnamedesireHarrogate, Tennessee, October 10, 2019—The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and The LMU Players will present a dinner theater production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Thursday through Saturday, October 24-26, and Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, in the Cumberland Gap Convention Center (601 Colwyn Street).


Assistant Professor of Theater Joe Gill will direct Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning classic about fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who, after encountering many losses, moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment. Temperaments clash, fireworks fly, and secrets are revealed in this play written in 1947. 


“A Streetcar Named Desire”, Williams’ most popular work, is considered one of the best and most successful plays of the 20th century. It still ranks among his most performed plays and has inspired many adaptations, notably producing a critically acclaimed film released in 1951.


Cast and crew members include LMU students Alexa Livesay (Harrogate, Tennessee), Anthony Palazzolo (New Tazewell, Tennessee), Brandon Burke (Cumberland Gap, Tennessee), Emily Burke (South Bloomfield, Ohio), Kendall Daniels (Powell, Tennessee), Randy Rivera (Miami, Florida), Brittany Suddreth (Stafford, Virginia), Phillip Spurlock (Athens, Ohio), Seraya Lyons (Ashville, Ohio), Brenna Lockwood (Maynardville, Tennessee), Brandon Nanny (Maryville, Tennessee), and Bryce Lamberth (Old Hickory, Tennessee). LMU alumni and community cast members include Katie Chumley and Clayton Baker.


Dinner tickets are $20. Non-dinner tickets purchased in advance are $7, $5 for college and high school students and free for LMU students, faculty and staff with ID and children under 12. Non-dinner tickets are $10 cash at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., catered by LMU Dining, and the show follows at 7 p.m. The play contains adult themes and may not be suitable for all ages.


For more information, contact Gill at 423.869.6265 or by email at [email protected]. Order tickets online at Eventbrite here:


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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