Llangollen Twenty Club Amateur Players, who recently produced an acclaimed production of Fawlty Towers (shown above), will soon be holding open auditions for “The Glass Menagerie”. Tennessee Williams’ gripping portrayal of a post-depression family in crisis, this emotionally devastating portrait of hope is an American classic; this memory play is seen to be the most touching, tender and painful of Tennessee’s works.
‘When you think of a piece of delicately spun glass, you think of two things, how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken’
The characters in the production are listed below.
Tom – 21, the narrator and character of the play. He desires to become a writer and escape, but is tied down to his family because he has a sister with a physical defect and a mother whom is dependent on his income. The characters are trapped in a menagerie of Tom’s memories.
Laura – 23, A painfully shy character of pure compassion, she has largely withdrawn herself from the outside world; her fragility resembles her glass menagerie which she so lovingly devotes herself to. A childhood illness has left her crippled, one leg slightly shorter than the other and kept in a brace.
Amanda – 40’s, Laura and Tom’s mother, a woman who is frantically clinging on to memories of a vanished and genteel past. She is admirable, charming and laughable.
Jim – 23, an old acquaintance of Tom and works with him at the warehouse selling shoes, he is the potential suitor for Laura and plays an important role in the climax of the play.
Auditions will be held on the 4th December, 7.30pm at the Council Chambers, Llangollen. (Readings will be done from material provided).
The Glass Menagerie is scheduled to be performed 7th, 8th and 9th March, 2012 in the Town Hall, Llangollen.
If you would like further details please contact: Noreen Turner on 01978 810623 or Natalie Evans on 07970924543 / via email firstname.lastname@example.org