Cate Blanchett hopes to repeat Streetcar success with Chekhov classic - The Australian (25sep09)
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September 25, 2009
The lure to ticket-buyers is Cate Blanchett, actress and STC's
Blanchett will tread the boards in Chekhov's gentle comedy with John Bell, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving.
"Good Chekhov is like being at an amazing dinner party, and I'd want to sit at a table with all of those men," Blanchett said of her co-stars.
Her husband and co-artistic director at STC, Andrew Upton, will write a new adaptation of the stage classic. The director, likely to be an international name, is yet to be announced, although Marion Potts is listed as associate director.
STC's 2010 season takes a long look at the US.
It includes American actor William Hurt and Robyn Nevin in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, and Philip Seymour Hoffman directs Sam Shepard's True West.
Australian plays in the program include Joanna Murray-Smith's Honour and The Grenade by Tony McNamara.