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Precipice Theatre Prepares for Opening of 'A Street Car Named Desire'
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Precipice Theatre Prepares for Opening of 'A Street Car Named Desire'

Precipice Theatre of Little Rock will be performing “A Street Car Named Desire,” a play written by Tennessee Williams, January 18-20 and January 25-27 at the Public Theatre in Little Rock.

This landmark play, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1948, centers on a culture clash between Blanche DuBois, a fading, typical southern bell from the Old South (played by Heather Smith) and Stanley Kowalski, an up and coming member of the immigrant working class, (played by Ricco Ardemagni.)

“The Precipice Theatre production of A Street Car Named Desire is a unique take on a treasured classic. It highlights how delicate relationships can be.  It also details some of the struggles facing women in the 40s that are still common today,” Heather Smith, Co-Executive Producer of Precipice Theatre and Cast Member, said.

“Theater goers will find the play just as fresh and relevant as when it was first produced in 1947.”

The play opens January 18 at 7:30 p.m. Show times for Saturday, January 19 are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, January 20 matinee begins at 2p.m. Shows on January 25-26 start at 7:30p.m. The Sunday matinee on January 27 begins at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for seniors, military, and students. Reservations can be made via email to:

lrprecipicetheatre@gmail.com. The Public Theatre is located at 616 Center Street in downtown Little Rock.

The play is directed by Paul Seminara, Cory Cotham, and Jennifer Walker. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit The Wolfe Street Foundation.

The following is the official cast ensemble for the upcoming production:


Blanche: Heather D. Smith

Stanley: Ricco Ardemagni

Stella: Rachel Bland

Mitch: Paul Seminara

Steve: Brent Wood

Eunice: Caitlin Selacavich

Flores: Jennifer S. Walker

Pablo: Steve Sullivan

Tamale Man: Cory Cotham

The Collector: Andy Stanley

Strange Woman (Nurse): Tracy Crain

Voodoo priestess: Haley Yetter

Lady of the New Orleans night: Julie Champlin

Market wench: Paris Oats

Costumes by Timothy Kessler

Stylist: Esther Sacrinty

Music: Bill White, John Willis, Charlotte Taylor, MISS Paris, Jerry Rice


About Precipice Theatre

Along with coaching new talent, Precipice Theatre features veteran actors from Central Arkansas as well as actors from both coasts. Many of the cast members have been formally educated through entities and institutions such as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stanford, Pepperdine University, Princeton, The Howard Fine Studio, The National Theatre in London and The University of Edinburgh. Precipice Theater is produced by Heather Smith and Ricco Ardemagni. Join the group online at facebook.com/lrprecipice. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to email (lrprecipicetheatre@gmail.com) or telephone

501-224-4256 for more information.


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