Off-Broadway: The Glass Menagerie

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“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams was first performed in Chicago in 1944. It later came to New York winning The New York Drama Critics Circle Award and jettisoned Williams’ career as a prolific American playwright. The plot has elements based on Williams’ family.

Today, the Masterworks Theater Company brings the classic story back to the stage with a multi-cultural cast.

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Amanda, a fading southern belle and deserted by her husband, struggles to secure her future and the lives of Laura and Tom — her adult children. Through pressure and manipulation of her son, a shoe warehouse worker with aspirations of becoming a poet, she sets her manic plan into effect by convincing him to bring home “gentlemen callers” to court her mentally challenged daughter and financially secure all of their lives.

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Directed by Christopher Scott, the cast includes the following:

Saundra Santiago (Amanda Wingfield) is known for her work on both stage and screen. She stared as Eva Peron in the National Tour of EVITA. Carmen Santos on the longest running soap opera, “Guiding Light” and her acclaimed work on the HBO series, “The Sopranos”.

Richard Prioleau (Tom Wingfield) is best known for his performance in HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and on the TV series “30 Rock”.

Olivia Washington (Laura Wingfield). This is her New York City theater debut.

Doug Harris (Jim O’Connor) is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and alum of the Actors Theater of Louisville Acting Apprenticeship.

The Masterworks Theater Company is a not-for-profit (501-c-3) producing company with a mission to bring the classics to the stage so that young people can experience live entertainment. The company’s passion is dedicated to educating through the arts. This production launches their inaugural season.

The Glass Menagerie opens tonight and runs through May 30 at 47th Street Theatre,
304 West 47th Street
New York, NY

For tickets and more information visit:

http://www.masterworkstheatercompany.org

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