At rehearsal tonight for The Glass Menagerie, the actors performed what is called a “stumble through,” in which the show is run without using the scripts. It continues to be very exciting to watch these four talented performers depend only on themselves and their characterizations, which has been the case all along; they are all very successful. This show is going to be amazing!
The lighting designer, Larry Segel, was in attendance to discuss the lighting for the show, and that was also a treat. The set design is going to be wonderful, and will help establish the tone of the show. Without giving too much away, I will say that you will feel like you are present in the lives of these four people.
Let me also say that there are some modern things being blended into the show to give it a contemporary edge while still maintaining the depth and perfection of the play. Lexi Deschene is doing an incredibly job as director, assisted by Nicholas Meunier. This production will leave you breathless!
Keep a look out for more on The Glass Menagerie presented by the Theatre Company of Saugus, August 9 – 11 & 16 – 18, 2013. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, and Sunday performances are at 2:00, at the East Saugus United Methodist Church.