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The Glass Menagerie

2018-03-09 2018-03-24 The Glass Menagerie <p><strong>The Glass Menagerie (Drama)</strong> <br /><em>By Tennessee Williams </em><br /><em>Directed by Scott Frey</em> </p> <p>March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24</p> <p><br />Amanda Wingfield is 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. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But the world of Illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. <br /><br />A multiple award winning drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. <br /><br />Parking Arrangement: Free Parking is available in the parking lot one half block north of the theatre. St. Joseph Hospital has graciously allowed Arena the use of their parking lot on Main Street just north of Rockhill.</p> 719 Rockhill Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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The Glass Menagerie (Drama)
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Scott Frey

March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24


Amanda Wingfield is 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. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But the world of Illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them.

A multiple award winning drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

Parking Arrangement: Free Parking is available in the parking lot one half block north of the theatre. St. Joseph Hospital has graciously allowed Arena the use of their parking lot on Main Street just north of Rockhill.

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