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A Streetcar Named Desire: The Play vs. The Opera

The worlds of opera and theater collide as we present a panel discussion on Monday, May 12 diving into the classic play and now opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, held at Boston Court in Pasadena. 

The panel will feature Brad Dalton, the director of LA Opera’s upcoming production of the opera A Streetcar Named Desire and Apollo Dukakis, stage director of The Antaeus Company's recent production of the play A Streetcar Named Desire.  The two directors will be joined by respective "Stanleys": Ryan McKinny of LA Opera, and Joe Holt of The Antaeus Company, in a conversation moderated by LA STAGE Alliance CEO Terence McFarland

Hear the differences and similarities in staging a play versus an opera, learn about character development techniques, and how two distinctly different worlds approach this classic Tennessee Williams story.   Come for a free evening of engaging conversation between some of the most creative minds in theater.  A free wine reception will follow the discussion.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to secure your seats.

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our panel

  • Terence McFarland, Chief Executive Officer, LA STAGE Alliance
  • Apollo Dukakis, Director, A Streetcar Named Desire (The Antaeus Company)
  • Joe Holt, Stanley, A Streetcar Named Desire (The Antaeus Company)
  • Brad Dalton, Director, A Streetcar Named Desire (LA Opera)
  • Ryan McKinny, Stanley, A Streetcar Named Desire (LA Opera)



  • 6:30pm   Doors open
  • 7:30pm   Panel begins
  • 9:00pm   Panel concludes, wine reception



Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

FREE parking in lot behind building.

Click here for directions.  Boston Court has free parking in its own lot located behind the facility. The driveway entrance is located on the north side of the building.


our partners

The Antaeus Company



LA STAGE Alliance



Boston Court
Performing Arts Center