Playwright - Tennessee Williams
Starring - Blair Underwood (who looks the SAME as he did in L.A. Law... decades ago!)
I am one of the few people who'd never seen the movie - many years ago - with Marlon Brando, so had nothing to compare this with. The play is terrific! I found that a mostly black cast fit in nicely with the ideas and story line (the only trouble was believing that this African American family had owned a plantation for decades that they were selling off bit by bit).
Oftentimes the writing (dialog) was a lot "hotter" than the acting. The second act was MUCH better than the first - of course in the first act the tension builds and in the second it comes to a head.
The actress who played Blanche was quite good (entering the stage in a white suit to emphasize her name). The one who played Stella seemed to be "channeling" the actress Jasmine Guy.
I was delighted that the dancer/actress Carmen de Lavalade was in the play. I love her name... and she is still quite graceful.
It was an enjoyable evening.