The second production of the season is the Tennessee Williams play, “The Glass Menagerie,” which debuts tonight featuring Aidan Fracker as Tom Wingfield, Isabella Crider as Amanda Wingfield, Hanna Swidler as Laura Wingfield, and Logan Lopez as Jim O’Connor. Follow the tale of a delicate glass unicorn, family ties and heartbreaking drama in this American classic. The play is set in 1940s St. Louis, and is told from the perspective of Tom. His father ran off leaving him to support his mother, Amanda, and painfully shy and physically handicapped sister, Laura, by working in a shoe warehouse rather than pursuing his passion for poetry. When Tom introduces Jim as a potential suitor for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda and Laura have created to make life bearable, collapse around them.
This Williams memory play is an icon of the American theater, and a drama of great tenderness, charm, complexity, and beauty. The MVA cast of students embody the characters and take on complex themes of isolation and family dynamics with maturity and depth of character that will enthrall audiences.
The show starts tonight with evening performances that start at 7:00 p.m., and closes on
Sunday with a matinee at 3:00 p.m. in the Sandra O. Stephens Auditorium. Tickets