Classic Tennessee Williams play staged in Chippy
Chipping Norton Theatre’s very own production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie is coming to the stage.
The first performance of the innovative, heartbreaking and intimate show will take place on Thursday, March 7. The theatre’s powerful new production re-imagines the playwright’s autobiographical classic in a deserted 1940s Hollywood film studio, a world he inhabited as he wrote the play.
Tom is torn between family loyalty and a desire to break away from his suffocating mother, Amanda.
Comforting herself with recollections of her younger years, pursued by ‘gentlemen callers’, Amanda now lives out her dreams through the romantic fortunes of a grown-up daughter – the shy, crippled Laura. Will the gentleman who calls tonight change their lives forever?
In a tangle of humming film lights, old pianos and curling celluloid, Tom, now a successful scriptwriter, takes us back into memory: a family home, a crippled sister, an overwrought mother and a knock at the door.
The Glass Menagerie is being staged at 7.45pm on March 7-9 and March 12-16 with an additional matinee performance at 3pm on Saturday March 16. Visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com for more details.
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