The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
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An American classic of tragic love, bitterness, and abandonment.
PLANT CITY ENTERTAINMENT, INC. COMMUNITY THEATER
In conjunction with Dramatist Play Service,
Is thrilled to present the brilliant icon of American theater:
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
The play is introduced to the audience by Tom, the narrator and protagonist, as a memory play based on his recollection of his mother Amanda and his sister Laura. Because the play is based on memory, Tom cautions the audience that what they see may not be precisely what happened.
Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly elder sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an after-effect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. He chafes under the banality and boredom of everyday life and struggles to write, while spending much of his spare time going to the movies — or so he says — at all hours of the night.
Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor (or, as she puts it, a “gentleman caller”) for Laura, her daughter, whose crippling shyness has led her to spend much of her time polishing and arranging her collection of little glass animals. Pressured by his mother to help find a caller for Laura, Tom invites Jim, an acquaintance from work, home for dinner. When the “gentleman caller” appears, the situation descends into chaos.
Directed by Jeffrey Sirmons
Amanda: Marisa Morin Johnson
Laura: Emma Hurlburt
Jim: Tyler McElrath
Tom: Jose Rodriguez
OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL: 2 TICKETS FOR $30.00
Adults (18-59): $20.00; Senior (60+): $18.00; Students (under 18): $18.00; P.C.E. Members: $15.00 (only available in advance at Hardee’s Fashions & at the door).
Groups of 10+: $15.00
(ONLY available in advance at Hardee’s Fashions – Open ONLY on Thursdays and Fridays).
Advance tickets may be purchased online by credit card via PayPal and at Hardee’s Fashions (CASH OR CHECK ONLY), 1501 N. Wheeler St., Plant City 33563 (813-754-4929)
Tickets will be available at the door before each performance while available.
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Theater opens at 6:30 P.M. for evening performances and at 12:30 P.M. for matinees.
101 N. Thomas Street, Plant City, FL 33564