continued Baum and Glaski shine in this “Streetcar” as it rolls relentlessly up- and downtown from Desire to Elysian Fields.
Two other actors make invaluable contributions. As Stella, Sara Caliva complements Blanche’s and Stanley’s irascibility with a welcome sense of warmth and reason. As Blanche’s would-be suitor, Mitch, Bob Fullerbaum does yeoman work as Mitch shifts swiftly from wide-eyed infatuation to bitter animosity.
The show’s skilled and well-focused cast also features Chris Best, Charles Carter, Marguerite Fulton-Newton, Becky Hall, Miquan Jackson, Ika Klapan and Jon Wilson.
Toward the end of Act II, Blanche declares, “I don’t want realism. I want magic!” Thanks to the inestimable talent of Tennessee Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire” delivers both.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” continues at CNY Playhouse, near the Macy’s entrance at Shoppingtown Mall, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23. Tickets cost $20 for show only, or $34.95 for dinner and show on Saturdays. The 6:30 p.m.; 885-8960; cnyplayhouse.com.