TITLE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
AUTHOR: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
THE BOTTOM LINE: Star power isn't enough to get this vehicle rolling.
WHEN A CRITIC AND FELLOW tippler suggested to Tennessee Williams that he | might be a better playwright if he stayed off the sauce, Williams patted his companion's forearm and with a satisfied smile challenged, "Improve A Streetcar Named Desire." The discussion stopped right there. The years since its debut in 1947 have only intensified the relevance of Streetcar's vision of sexual passion as a force so powerful that the principal characters must all lie to themselves about it....