Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
Celebrating it's 12th year of theater, Maurer Productions OnStage bringsTennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" to Kelsey Theatre June 9th - 18th, 2017 West Windsor, NJ
(May 17, 2017) –West Windsor, N.J. – Love, dreams, desire, family and longing are all themes explored when the award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO) presents Tennessee Williams' classic memory play “The Glass Menagerie." Performances are at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, June 9th and 16th at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 10th and 17th at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 11th and 18th at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on June 9th.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Memories as fragile as glass are tossed into the air in Tennessee Williams' masterpiece. A frustrated mother, a daughter lost in her imagination, and a son intent on rebellion are the players in this classic drama, presented by Maurer Productions OnStage. By night, Tom dreams of a life like in the movies, but bay day he works in a factory. In the apartment he shares with mother, Amanda and sister Laura, the air hangs sick with the scent of sickly sweet flowers and his mother’s oppressive nostalgia. Laura barely survives it, a shadow of herself, clinging desperately to her only solace, a beloved collection of glass animals. When Amanda insists Tom bring home a gentleman caller for Laura, the fragile dreams of all three are shattered with consequences they may never escape.
The cast features Roberto Gianni Forero of Edison, NJ as Tom; Laurie Hardy of Hamilton, NJ as Amanda; Jessica Braynor of Lawrenceville, NJ as Laura and Malik Abdul Khaaliq of King of Prussa PA as Jim.
The show is directed by Judi Parrish and she notes "The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest stories and one of the saddest autobiographies in American literature. The actors are not just playing 'characters' but are bringing to life people from an era long past."
The production team are producers Diana Gilman Maurer and John M. Maurer, Set Designer John M. Maurer, Lighting Designer M. Kitty Getlik, and Sound Designer Judi Parrish. Costumes are by Sally Page Sohor, hair & makeup by Erin Leder and the stage manager is Vicky Kaiser.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors; and $14 for students & vets. They may purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.