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The Glass Menagerie

 
By Tennessee Williams

March 1 - 10, 2024

Production Members:

Cast

  • Jennifer K. D. Hughes—Actor

  • Carl Lindberg—Actor

  • Brittny Rebhuhn—Actor

  • Davida D. Williams—Actor

Creative Team

  • Giovanni Bahena—Dramaturg

  • Sarah Coeur—Production Manager

  • Emily Ganfield—Costume Designer

  • Zachary Hodgsons—Props Manager

  • Ash Howland—Stage Manager

  • Jackson Newhouse—Lighting Designer

  • Maggie Schmitt—Assistant Director

  • Brian Seckfort—Set Designer

  • Todd Warming—Technical Director

  • Alex Wendel—Director & Artistic Producer

  • Davida D. Williams—Artistic Producer

  • Keely Wright-Ogren—Sound Designer

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Season Sponsors

Craig & Betty Miller

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell

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Where faded elegance collides with dreams of escape, fragile illusions are shattered, and family dynamics unravel in a timeless exploration of hope and heartache.

 

Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating.

 

Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself.nThe crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura.

 

In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

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