Friday, March 21, 2008


OVST presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams

In this classic of the American Theater, Tennessee Williams' employs characters drawn from his own family. The mother, Amanda Wingfield (Connie Winters) is a faded southern belle, tenaciously holding on to the ideals of her gentile upbringing. Her terribly shy and crippled daughter, Laura (Kate Enger) lives in a world of her own imagination. The responsibilities of the father are grudgingly shouldered by Amanda’s only son, Tom (Gary Molina). When a nice, normal gentleman caller (Bob Rymer) comes to dinner, he is pounced on by Amanda as a possible husband for her daughter. Laura glows in the attention of the gentleman caller and for a moment the future appears brightly colored.

Bob Winters designed projections for the production. Nellie Werger designed the Depression-era costumes. Dan Prince combines sound elements from the 1945 Broadway production with his own interpretations as sound designer. The scenic concept is by Gary Molina who also directs first offering of the 2008 OVST season.

The Glass Menagerie will run at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street in Athens,
March 20-22 & 27-29 at 8 p.m., and March 30 at 2 p.m.
General admission is $10. The March 30th matinee is a family performance—one child (under 18) is admitted FREE with each paid adult. Tickets are available at or by calling 740-593-9696. Tickets available 24/7 on-line.