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"The Glass Menagerie"

ID: 243433Exp: 4/24/2024

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. This show is a non-equity, community theater production. All roles are non-paid and voluntary. The show will run from February 29-March 10, 2024. Rehearsals begin on or around January 8, 2024.

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4 roles

Amanda Wingfield (the mother)Female30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A little woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time and place. Her characterization must be carefully created, not copied from type. She is not paranoiac, but her life is paranoia. There is much to admire in Amanda, and as much to love and pity as there is to laugh at. Certainly she has endurance and a kind of heroism, and though her foolishness makes her unwittingly cruel at times, there is tenderness in her slight person.

Laura Wingfield (the daughter)Female18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Amanda, having failed to establish contact with reality, continues to live vitally in her illusions, but Laura’s situation is even graver. A childhood illness has left her crippled, one leg slightly shorter than the other, and held in a brace. This defect need not be more than suggested on the stage. Stemming from this, Laura’s separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.

Tom Wingfield (the son)Male18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

The narrator of the play. A poet with a job in a warehouse. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape from a trap he has to act without pity.

Jim O'Connor (the gentleman caller)Male18-50 y.o.All ethnicities

A nice, ordinary, young man.