By Tennessee Williams
Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Directed by Michele Karl | Produced by Olivia Wickline
Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Auditions held at 315 Fisher Rd. Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
March 12, 16-19 and 23-25, 2017
Auditions will consist of cuttings from the play. Scripts will be available in the office at 315 Fisher Road in October. Please notify your YEA Director that you will be going to audition email your headshot and resume To: KimSimpson@YEAgency.com
ABOUT THE PLAY
The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams, reveals that the glass menagerie collection of animals symbolizes the play’s central characters. It is a powerful – yet sensitive and painful – drama of the life conditions of the three main characters.
Tom/Narrator/Son. (Lead male, age 30+.) He is a person trapped by his duty to his mother and sister. He views his life with family and job as a coffin, suffocating in unfair confinement. He abandons his own values and withdraws into his world of writing and bouts of drunkenness. His real trauma begins when he decides to leave home to save himself. The question, then, is whether or not this is a true escape.
Amanda/Mother. (Lead female, late 50s to mid-60s.) She is the most tragic protagonist. Her delusions of persecution, exaggerated self-importance and her overall disposition are belied by her graceful, butterfly-like movements and body language. Her unrealistic expectations are laughable at times. She tends to project a southern belle persona.
Laura/Sister. (Support female, mid-20s to mid-30s.) Her image is unusual. She walks with a slight limp, due to a childhood illness. She appears as fragile as her menagerie of glass toy animals. She is lonely and not prepared to exist in the world in which she lives. We are drawn to her because she is a sincere innocent who has value.
Jim/Friend. (Features male, 30+.) He is Tom’s overly ambitious and high-achieving co-worker, pulled into the world of the Wingfield’s for an evening. Events of the evening open long forgotten old memories and bring them to the front.
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