by Diane VanDyke
Montgomery County Community College’s Drama Club and Theatre Arts program are proud to present Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” on Nov. 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.; and a special lunchtime performance on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. All performances will be held in the College’s Blackbox Theatre, Science Center 107 (lower level of Science Center), 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518.
This American classic by Pulitzer-prize winner Tennessee Williams is a beautiful, desperate story of one family trying to find a way to the world outside the walls of their tenement home. In the height of the Great Depression, a mother dreams of a better life for her two children: a son, who aches to be free, and a daughter, who escapes into the fragile, haunting world of “The Glass Menagerie.”
“Tennessee Williams calls this play ‘a memory play,’ and it is very much like memory: filled with love and emotion…but not always fact. For the main character, Tom, the past is always calling at the back of his head like a voice, saying ‘look back, look back.’ He can’t leave this story until he is able to tell it to an audience and look back at himself and his family and who they are,” says director Michael Whistler.
Directed by Whistler, assisted by Matt Nitchke, the cast of “The Glass Menagerie” includes John Lawrence, Mila Romero Dos Santos, Phoebe Gavula, and Sam Levy. The production is stage managed by Stephanie Giudice, and Tim Odom serves as production manager. The production is designed, produced and presented by the students of the Drama Club and Theatre Production Workshop, under the guidance of Tim Gallagher, Stephen Nemphos, and Whistler.