18-26 Nov 2006. The Gaiety Theatre hosts two new productions by Opera Ireland: Puccinis La Bohme (1896) directed by Porzia Addabbo, and Andr Previns A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Lynne Parker. Puccinis romantic tragedy, centred around the poor seamstress Mimi and her impoverished lover, the poet Rodolfo, has been set in 1970s Paris and features sets and costumes designed and made by prisoners from Mountjoy prison in Dublin and Maiano prison in Italy. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. A Streetcar named Desire based on Tennessee Williams famous play, is set in the French quarter of New Orleans in the years following the second world war. Delicate and neurotic Blanche Dubois seeks refuge with her sister Stella and her unsophisticated husband Stanley, but their mnage-a-trois is destined to end badly. Streetcar is sung in English. The two productions play on alternate evenings. Admission 85-20. Performances at 19.30. La Bohme 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Nov. Streetcar 19, 21, 23 & 25 Nov.
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The Gaiety is in South King Street. By Luas Green line to St. Stephen's Green West. The Red Line terminus is a short distance away. The theatre is a 10-minute walk from Pearse St and Tara Street train stations. Tel. +353 (0) 1 6771717 boxoffice@gaiety