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The Glass Menagerie | Kordazone Theatre
November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Korda Artistic Productions presents The Glass Menagerie, drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty by Tennessee Williams at Kordazone Theatre on October 25, 26, 27, November 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, & 9, 2019.
Please Note: Opening Night Has Been Moved to Oct. 25 and there will not be a performance on Oct. 24.
The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Tennessee Williams’ memory play premiered in 1944 and catapulted the author from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister.
In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller. This is the story of Amanda Wingfield – 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.
When Tom invites a young man to dinner with the family, which threatens the world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking world from one of America’s most highly regarded playwrights.
“Emotionally waterlogged… We soak up [Iris’s] story as seen through her eyes – the distorted, confused, yet extremely perceptive eyes of a child desperate to keep her broken family together… a memory play where reality and fantasy swim and churn together in a theatre-of-the-absurd style that examines the existential themes but, at its heart, is a child’s recollection of a traumatic experience through dysfunction and abandonment.” – The Sault Star.
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jeff Marontate
Producers Alexandra and Elizabeth Dietrich Daniel Nolin
Poster Artist , Programme / Web Design Christopher Lawrence-Menard
David Sivak as Tom
Cindy Lee Kok as Amanda
Maggie Pinsonneault as Laura
Dave Weaver as the Gentleman Caller
Showtimes are at 8pm except for the 2pm Sunday matinee on Nov. 3.
Tickets are $20 for General Admission (and online pre-sales), $15 for Seniors, and $10 for Students.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Eventbrite.
Tickets can also be reserved by calling 519-562-3394 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.