From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely--while on stage. Susan Sarandon is new in town, a lonely itinerant telephone company employee. On a whim, she auditions for and gets the part of Stella to Walken's Stanley when the theater group does A Streetcar Named Desire. Before anyone realizes the growing affection between Helene and Stanley, she falls deeply in love with the sexy brute, not knowing what the real man is like. Written by
Reid Gagle (with corrections by Fiona!)
Did You Know?
In Vonnegut's short story, the character George Johnson is the first-person narrator. He meets Helene while trying to sort out a phone bill and asks her to try out for the local play. See more
[after Harry and Helene have just given a dynamic performance of a scene at the audition, Harry has returned to his dorky clothes and leans over to whisper to Harry
Was that all right?
[George pretends that he hasn't already determined that Harry will play the part of Stanley Kowalski
Oh, uh, for a first reading, that, that wasn't too bad, Harry, yeah.
Is there a chance I'll get the part?
Uh, I think we can safely say that we, we're leaning powerfully in your direction, Harry.