cast of A Streetcar Named DesireThe student theatre troupe University Players presents A Streetcar Named Desire through November 4 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

Contest to meet desire for University Players tickets

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its production of A Streetcar Named Desire, continuing through November 4 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

This production of the modern tragedy by Tennessee Williams features a live ensemble of music students playing jazz to suit its New Orleans setting. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 30.

  1. The play won the Pulitzer Prize in drama in which year?
    a) 1947
    b) 1948
    c) 1950
    d) 1951
    e) all of the above
  2. Which character utters the line “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”?
    a) Blanche DuBois
    b) Stanley Kowalski
    c) Stella Kowalski
    d) Harold Mitchell
    e) all of the above
  3. Who directed the 1951 film adaptation as well the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire?
    a) John Huston
    b) Elia Kazan
    c) Vincente Minnelli
    d) George Stevens
    e) William Wyler

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.