Theatre Company of Saugus is thrilled to invite you to our summertime production of The Glass Menagerie, the classic American drama by Tennessee Williams.
The play takes place in the memory of Tom, “a poet with a job in a warehouse,” as he recounts being raised by a faded Southern belle alongside his introverted sister, Laura. Their mother Amanda longs for the days of her past, courted by countless gentlemen callers, and wishes as much love and happiness for Laura, who would rather spend time caring for her precious collection of glass figurines than interacting with the world outside their small apartment. When Tom is tasked with bringing home a potential match for his sister, Jim O’Connor, it sets forth a series of events that threatens to strain whatever family ties they have left.
Auditions were held on May 28 and 30, 2013, with call backs on June 2. Thank you to all the talented people who tried out. The choices were quite difficult; we could have run the show with three excellent but different casts. We are pleased to announce the cast:
- Kyle Raiche as Tom Wingfield
- Wendy Lippe as Amanda Wingfield
- Michelle Mount as Laura Wingfield
- Derek Bousquet as Jim O’Connor
We are pleased to have Lexi Deschene as the director of The Glass Menagerie . She played the role of Mercutio in our summer 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet. The assistant director and producer is Nick Meunier, who directed Romeo and Juliet. The stage manager is Jess Stockton, and the assistant stage manager is Maggie Palermo.
For more info about the ongoing rehearsal process, including extended interviews with each of the actors and the director, see Nathan’s Blog.
There will be six performances of The Glass Menagerie, on August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:00 PM.
The location is the East Saugus United Methodist Church, located at 85 Chestnut Street in Saugus, Massachusetts. (See our Directions page.)
The show is being presented on an intimate thrust stage, with the audience seated on either of two sides. The rear rows are elevated for better sight lines. The room will be air-conditioned.
Seating is Reserved. If you purchase your tickets online with a credit card, you can select your seats. If you reserve or purchase tickets at the door, with cash or check, you will get the best seats available. The number of seats is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for students and seniors. For information about ticket purchases and reservations, please see our Tickets page.