WE PRESENT: THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Performance Dates: January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 2017
(Fri. and Sat. performances at 8 p.m. and Sun. performances at 3 p.m.)
One of Tennessee Williams' greatest works, The Glass Menagerie is a memory play drawn from the mind of it's narrator, Tom Wingfield. Also a character in the play, Tom is an an aspiring poet toiling away in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Abandoned by their father years before,
the family struggles to survive in a meager, back alley apartment in St. Louis in the late 1930s. Like his father, Tom is desperately looking for a way out. His introverted sister Laura seeks escape in an imaginary world of glass figurines. Amanda, a faded relic of a time past, fights with all her might to find happiness
for her children. The action unfolds as Amanda furiously plots to rescue Laura with the help of a gentleman caller.
AMANDA WINGFIELD (F) - Stage Age: Early 50s - mid 60s. An aging Southern belle clinging to her memories of a more genteel time and place. Deserted by her husband, she is left alone to care for her two children. She is a fierce survivor scraping by to make ends meet. Amanda is both sensitive and harsh. She is charming and displays a sense of humor yet, she can succumb to
bouts of manipulation and cruelty.
LAURA WINGFIELD (F) - Stage Age: Late 20s-early 30s. Sensitive and painfully shy. A childhood illness has left her physically impaired. She seeks refuge from reality i an imaginary world of glass animals and old records. She is a gentle and kind soul with a tender regard for her mother and brother.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic, American monologue from Tennessee Williams or in a similar and appropriate style. Bring headshot and resume if available. For callbacks, be prepared to read from the script.
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