The Nebraska Repertory Theatre will stage Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” Nov. 6-17 in the Temple Building. Preview performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7. The production officially opens Nov. 8.
One of the most beloved plays of the 20th century, the riveting “memory play” follows the fragile Wingfield family: the aspiring poet, Tom (played by Ben Page); his painfully shy sister Laura (Kami Cooper); and their mother/faded Southern belle, Amanda (Donna Steele). Dreams and reality collide in the family interactions.
“Like many of Williams’ plays, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ explores characters who are struggling to survive and find happiness in an often cruel and difficult world. Throughout the play, the Wingfield family fights to balance the harsh reality of life against their future hopes and dreams,” said Andy Park, director of the Repertory Theatre. “While all of the characters in the play attempt to escape their present disappointments, Williams refuses to let any of the characters off the hook.”
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is the state’s only Actors’ Equity Association professional venue. “The Glass Menagerie” is the second production in the Rep’s current season.
Tickets, available online, at the Lied Center box office, by calling 402-472-4747 or at the door the night of a show, are $39 general admission, and $19.50 for students and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.