Four County Players is proud to present...
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Andrew 'Derby' Thomas
Produced by Laura Mawyer
Production Stage Manager: Sophia Schlicht
Costume Designer: Devynn Thomas
Scenic Designer: Megan Hillary
Lead Carpenter: Sid Wood
Lighting Designer: Kim Faulkinbury
Sound Designer & Engineer: Carl R. Schwaner
Properties Designer: Devynn Thomas
ROSEMARY ARMATO as Laura Wingfield
ANDY DAVIS as Jim O'Connor
COLE EDWARDS as Tom Wingfield
GERI SCHIRMER as Amanda Wingfield
ABOUT THE PLAY:
A theatrical piece of distinct power, with some of Tennessee Williams’ most potent lyricism, The Glass Menagerie is a memory play as told to us by Tom Wingfield, a merchant marine looking back on the Depression years he spent with his overbearing Southern genteel mother, Amanda, and his physically disabled, extremely shy sister, Laura. While Amanda strives to give her children a life beyond the decrepit St. Louis tenement they inhabit, she is herself trapped by the memory of her life past -- a life of cotillions and suitors and wealth, now long gone. Tom, working at a shoe factory and paying the family’s rent, finds his own escape in drinking and going to the movies, while Laura pours her energy into caring for her delicate glass figurines. Tom, pressured by his mother to help find Laura a suitable husband, invites an acquaintance from the factory to the apartment, a powerful possibility that pushes Amanda deeper into her obsessions and makes Laura even more vulnerable to shattering, exposed like the glass menagerie she treasures. Williams’ intensely personal and brilliantly tender masterpiece exposes the complexity of our memories, and the ways in which we can never truly escape them. (Blurb courtesy of Stage Agent)
PERFORMANCES in the CELLAR:
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8PM
October 9, 16, 23 at 2:30PM
All tickets $15
Note: The Cellar will open 30 minutes prior to each performance; we cannot admit anyone into the space prior to that time. We recommend arriving at least 10 - 15 minutes before showtime to save your seats. We are unable to reserve specific seats on your behalf.
This production of The Glass Menagerie contains open flames (matches, Zippo lighter, candles) and depictions of tobacco usage (cigarettes).
IMPORTANT COVID PROTOCOL INFORMATION:
We are so excited to be back to live, in-person theater with you! Our commitment to keep putting community before theater remains steadfast. Four County Players will continue to follow the standards of safety for our area, and to those which make our performers, volunteers, staff, and patrons feel safe. As such:
- All patrons must wear a mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you.
- All volunteers, theater staff, and production staff are required to wear masks inside the building regardless of vaccination status. The actors in THE GLASS MENAGERIE will be performing unmasked.
- While our Bistro will be open pre-show and at intermission, no food or drink is permitted in the Cellar during performances. You may enjoy your refreshments outdoors or in our Bistro upstairs.
TICKETS & INFO:
540-832-5355 (Box Office)
THE GLASS MENAGERIE is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. on behalf of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.