Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.
*Auditions will be held at Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT*
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking two men and two women for this production. All auditioning will be expected to read from the script. The production is directed by Kathy Cook. For additional information please call (203) 632-8546 or email email@example.com.
About The Show
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself.
The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.
Cast of Characters:
The Mother (Amanda Wingfield): a woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time & place.
The Daughter (Laura): a childhood illness has left her crippled. Stemming from this, Laura’s separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.
The Brother (Tom): a poet with a job in a warehouse, the narrator of the play.
The Gentleman Caller (Jim): a nice, ordinary young man.
For Calendar Editors:
The Phoenix Stage Company announces auditions for "The Glass Menagerie" February 21 & 22, 2011; 7:00pm; Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT. (203) 632-8546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.