Book Review: Streetcar Sandwiches by Curtis Orloff
Title: Streetcar Sandwiches
Author: Curtis Orloff
Genre: Performing Arts/Screenplay
Streetcar Sandwiches is a screenplay showing the efforts the owner of a sandwich shop in Uptown New Orleans undertakes to keep her business running. Not only does she have to deal with a menagerie of all types of employees, she has to comply with onerous and often conflicting regulations from several government bureaus. How she handles what turns into an ordeal threatens to change her naturally optimistic and pleasant personality. It leads directly to an outcome that could only have occurred in the Big Easy.
This was a very interesting read. We visited New Orleans for the first time this last summer and had a great time. Reading this screenplay brought the city to life again and the author did a great job of weaving the characters and the plot together in a way that was very engaging.
Even if you think that a screenplay might not be something you want to read, I highly enourage you to give this one a try.