Auditions

Auditions for ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams will be held in the Little Theatre on Friday 18th May 2018 20:00 and on Monday 21st 2018 20:00.

The play will be directed by Mel O’Flynn.

Rehearsals will begin in mid July and the play will be presented in September.

Cast

Amanda Wingfield
Tom Wingfield – her son
Laura Wingfield – her daughter
Gentleman Caller
The play is set in St. Louis in 1937

Synopsis

‘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, cripplingly 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 dances, 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 – 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.