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The HBO werewolf and "Magic Mike" stripper will play Stanley Kowalski off-Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Does Stanley Kowalski remove his shirt in "A Streetcar Named Desire?" He might this time around with "True Blood" and "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello taking on the iconic character.

Mark Rucker will stage the production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning piece at the Yale Repertory Theatre in Connecticut. The play will mark Rucker's ninth show at the venue, including 2008's production of Tom Stoppard's "Rough Crossing," the theater's website says.

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Here's description of the classic play from the Yale Repertory Theatre: In the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans, an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley’s primal brutishness-even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions.

The cast also features Rene Augesen as Blanche DuBois. The show will run from September 20 to October 12.