Better than Death of a Salesman and funnier than The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire is a good play. Overrated, yes, but good nonetheless. It's much more fun to do a table reading of plays; it's closer to an actual theatrical performance than sitting at a desk and silenty reading the play.
But for me, Streetcar isn't a great
play. It's just a good
play. I didn't identify with the characters as much as I had hoped to, and I left the table reading wondering if American Dream literature isn't as spectacular as it's made out to be.
Read Streetcar for the poker scenes - they're the best part. (And hope you get cast as Stanley, just so you can unleash that primal roar...)