Belle Reprieve


Originally developed in London in 1990 as a collaborative production between members of Split Britches and Bloolips, "Belle Reprieve" is a queer deconstruction of "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams. While "Belle Reprieve" does not follow the plot of "Streetcar," it uses the characters as an inspirational jumping-off point. "Belle Reve" treats "Streetcar" as "modern myth," with each charachter as a gender archatype in a 20th century setting. 

Musical selections included original works by Bloolips and Split Britches members, as well as pop selections "I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters and "The Man I Love" by George and Ira Gershwin, and "Pushover" by Billy Davis and Tony Clarke, among others. See Program for this show, OBJ.1991.0130.