When I think of the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, I don't think of comedy. How about you?
The people who produce the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans each year also would never call A Streetcar Named Desire funny, but they do know how to have a good time and show the renowned playwright some love. And so, when the festival ends this year on March 28, it will culminate with an outrageous tradition, the Stella Shouting Contest. Actually, it's the "Stella and Stanley Shouting Contest," but the Stanleys steal the show. The attention on Stanley may be more about love for Marlon Brando's portrayal of him than any commentary on Stella.