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Sixth Act Night at A Streetcar Named Desire!

The next Sixth Act Night at VaPA will be this Friday, April 4, at 7:30 PM, at the MCC Theater. We’ll meet to see VaPA’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, followed by a special talkback with Professor Heather Fox and the student artists involved. This is a GREAT co-curricular opportunity to see a provocative canonical masterpiece on its feet! Tickets can be purchased at <>

For those of you unfamiliar with the play, STREETCAR tells the story of Blanche DuBois’ turbulent visit to her sister’s home in New Orleans. Confronting issues of co-dependence, sexuality, mental health, and both sexual and spousal abuse, STREETCAR inspires a hotbed of emotions. Indeed, according to NY TIMES critic Ben Brantly, the play includes “the most heartbreaking nervous breakdown in American drama.”  The Sixth Act is thrilled to support this production and to host a conversation about the production’s themes and process afterwards.

Please contact Maria Brandt with any questions and/or to receive an electronic teaching packet filled with Streetcar-related materials.


Formed in 2004, The Sixth Act provides co-curricular support for the study of drama across disciplines at MCC. To this end, The Sixth Act (1) develops co-curricular events and materials for MCC faculty and students, especially those who might teach or study plays or playwriting, and (2) provides enrichment opportunities to encourage all MCC faculty, students, and staff to see and talk about plays produced at MCC and in the Rochester area. The Sixth Act seeks as its leaders faculty, staff, and students drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and departments. The Sixth Act is supported by MCC’s Creative Arts Committee and Liberal Arts Program. The Sixth Act Website: <>

Maria Brandt
The Sixth Act