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A Streetcar Named Desire
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Sept 20 - 2pm & 7pm | Sept 21 - 2pm & 7pm | Oct 26 - 2pm
World Trade Center Theatre

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Auden, Britten and Bennett at Third Rail

We think this particular newsletter deserves a soundtrack. For some lovely reading music you might like this piece by Benjamin Britten.

Next from NT Live: A Smash Hit from the Author of The History Boys

Our next screening of live-captured performance from the National Theatre, London, will be the acclaimed new drama from Alan Bennett, The Habit of Art.

The Habit of Art is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men - Benjamin Britten and W. H. Auden - and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion is spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.


Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

The reviewer for London's Daily Telegraph wrote of the play, "I can think of few plays that combine wild laughter, deep emotion and technical ingenuity with such bravura. The Habit of Art is a smash hit if ever I saw one."

Third Rail will present two screenings of The Habit of Art: Saturday May 15 at 2pm and Sunday May 16 at 7pm. All tickets are $20. Call 503-235-1101 to purchase tickets or buy them online at The Habit of Art is recommended for mature audiences.

Eight More Performances of The Gray Sisters

Here's a sample of the audience response to The Gray Sisters, from our Facebook page: "Wrenchingly beautiful, with overwhelming lyrical imagery. One of the highlights of my season. Congratulations and thank you to all for diving into a new work adventure that has paid off fabulously." Another comment was nicely direct: "It was just one of the best plays I've ever seen."

Have you seen it yet? Only eight performances remain for this world premiere that features Third Rail's talented actresses Gretchen Corbett, Stephanie Gaslin, Maureen Porter, and Valerie Stevens.

Plan a "theatre day" this weekend -- see The Habit of Art Saturday afternoon and The Gray Sisters Saturday night, or vice versa on Sunday. You'll love what you see.

On_Stage:_The_Gray_Sisters The Gray Sisters runs through May 23 at the World Trade Center Theatre. Call 503-235-1101 to purchase tickets or buy them online at

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