René Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in Yale Rep's first-ever production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Mark Rucker.
The production opens Yale Rep’s 2013-14 season Sept. 20-Oct. 12 at the University Theatre, 222 York St., New Haven.
Augesen previously appeared at Yale Rep in The Beaux’ Stratagem and A Woman of No Importance. She was a core acting company member at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for 12 seasons. As a 2011 Ten Chimneys Foundation Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, she was recognized for her extraordinary contributions to her community and to the overall quality of the American theatre. She is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.
Manganiello plays Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s "True Blood" and will appear alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in David Ayer’s film "Sabotage" in January. His other film and television credits: "Magic Mike," Peter Parker’s nemesis Flash Thompson in the "Spider-Man" trilogy "How I Met Your Mother," "One Tree Hill," "Two and a Half Men," "White Collar" and "ER."
Yale Repertory Theatre offers a variety of subscription packages, starting at $30 per ticket for the general public and $10 for students: www.yalerep.org; (203) 432-1234; Box Office (1120 Chapel St.).Individual and group tickets for the entire season will go on sale on Sept. 3.