by Nathan Goulart-Pasco
The Theatre Company of Saugus is so excited to present The Glass Menagerie, the classic work of Tennessee Williams. This play has four characters that will fill the room with emotion. I am excited to say that I will be blogging some of the process, as far as rehearsals and production matters go, which should be very exciting.
TCS held auditions and had many talented actors, but ultimately there were only four roles to be cast; we are excited to announce the cast! Kyle Raiche as Tom Wingfield, our narrator and protagonist looking back on his past as he recalls his life with his family. Wendy Lippe as Amanda Wingfield, the now-abandoned mother of the Wingfields whose dedication towards the family may have turned to a feeling of resentment. Michelle Mount as Laura Wingfield, sister to Tom and the eldest child of the family, who has had a childhood illness and now somewhat lives in a world that is non-reality based. Finally, Derek Bousquet as Jim O’Connor, a coworker of Tom’s who knows Laura from their childhood.
The production team consists of Lexi Deschene as the director, whose vision for this classic piece will move the audience and tell the story in such a wonderful way. She will be assisted by Nick Meunier. The stage manager is Jessica Stockton, who will be assisted by Maggie Palermo.
We are all very excited with this summer production, which will be presented August 9 – 11 and August 16 – 18, 2013, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM at the East Saugus United Methodist Church. This is a beautiful piece of theatre full of symbolism, and I look forward to following the production process. Keep on the lookout for more on The Glass Menagerie presented by the Theatre Company of Saugus.