Saturday, February 13, 2010

Upcoming: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Tex-Arts, Lakeway, February 26 - March 14

Click for ALT review, March 5

UPDATE: Review by Barry Pineo for the Austin Chronicle, March 4

Found on-line:

Tex-Arts' professional program presents

Tennessee Williams'

The Glass Menagerie
with Babs George and Jude Hickey
directed by Michael Costello
February 26 - March 14
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Kam & James Morris Theatre
2300 Lohmann's Spur, Lakeway

Tickets $30 - $56 through

The Glass Menagerie is one of America’s great plays, written by Tennessee Williams and performed as part of TexARTS’ professional Off-Broadway Series. The semi-autobiographical play was originally written for MGM. It premiered in Chicago in 1944 and in 1945 won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

The Glass Menagerie was Williams's first successful play. He went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights. Williams (whose real name was Thomas) largely reflects himself in the main narrator character of Tom, who recounts his life with his mother Amanda and his sickly, supposedly mentally ill sister. William's real-life sister Rose is transformed into Tom's sister Laura, whose nickname in the play is "Blue Roses," a result of an unfortunate bout of pleurosis as a high school student. This union production integrates some of the region’s finest talent and brings one of our greatest American plays and playwrights to life with depth and quality.

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