$5,000 raised for Tu Casa at ASC Theatre event

(09-30-2011)

The Adams State College Theatre's opening night performance of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" raised about $5,000 to benefit Tu Casa, an Alamosa agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Sept. 30 event included a reception prior to and desserts following the show.

Set in New Orleans during the late 1940s, the play features some of the most famous characters in American theatre. From Stanley Kowalski to Blanche DuBois, the characters embody passion and desperation, as the action plays out in a harsh world where no one is left untouched by its brutality. As Dr. Paul Newman, director, notes, "It is poetry vs. human nature; neither stands a chance."

By Julie Waechter