The Glass Menagerie

Perhaps one of the best ways for us to strike at the heart of this year’s Festival theme “Come Together” and to truly confront the questions surrounding what it is that connects us is by watching and reflecting on the story of a family that is torn apart. It is a glimpse into the memory of Tom Wingfield, who is the narrator of the play as well as a character in it. He takes us back in time to a small apartment in a lower middle class neighborhood in St. Louis where he once lived with his mother Amanda and sister Laura.

Having been abandoned by her husband, Amanda is desperate to provide a good future for her children. Tom, though he truly longs for a life of adventure as a writer, is working in a shoe store warehouse in order to provide for the family. Daughter Laura, who has been left disabled as the result of a childhood illness, lives a secluded home life in a fantasy world of glass toy animals and old phonograph records.

Amanda is on the prowl for a husband for Laura. When she convinces Tom to bring a colleague from the warehouse home as a suitor, a spark of hope is ignited and the eventual arrival of this mysterious gentleman caller pushes the already tenuous familial relationships to the breaking point.


Tuesday, January 21

8:00pm

Ruth Seaton James

Wednesday, January 22

8:00pm

Ruth Seaton James

General Admission From

$40.00


Seniors From

$30.00


Students From

$30.00