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Auditions – The Glass Menagerie
February 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until February 11, 2019
The Glass Menagerie
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Lewis E. Silverman
There will be cold readings from the script.
Synopsis: A faded remnant of Southern gentility. Amanda Wingfield lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment. Abandoned by her husband, Amanda comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by “gentlemen callers.” Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother’s suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy “crippled” daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura’s romantic illusions are crushed.
Amanda Wingfield: Laura and Tom’s mother, Amanda is a proud, vivacious woman who clings to memories of the past and is at the same time courageous and foolish, charming and pitiable.
Laura Wingfield: Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister, Laura suffers the results of a childhood illness which left one of her legs malformed and in a brace. As a result, Laura is painfully shy and has withdrawn herself from the outside world. She is much like her beloved glass figurines: delicate and frail.
Tom Wingfield: Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother, Tom supports his mother and sister by working at a shoe factory, but he aspires to be a poet. Like the others, he is trapped, and must decide what measures to take to escape his life’s tediousness.
Jim O’Connor: The gentleman caller, Jim is an old high school acquaintance of Laura and Tom and now works in the same shoe factory as Tom.