Murray State University presents The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams 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. When the young gentleman caller, Jim, arrives only to announce 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 must make a choice about his future, and the future of his mother and sister.
February 18 - 21, 2016
Contact: MSU Dept. of Theatre
Robert E. Johnson Theatre
Price-Doyle Fine Arts Building, MSU
For more information contact Cindi Gullixson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-809-4421