The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Nebraska’s Actors’ Equity Association professional regional theatre, is pleased to announce its second production of the 2019-2020 season THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams. Preview performances are at 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 and 7. Opening night is Friday, November 8. Additional performances are Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm and Tuesday, November 12 through Friday November 15 at 7:30pm with 2:00pm matinee performances Sundays, November 10 and 17. Performances are in the Temple Building, 12th & R streets.
Individual tickets are $39 regular and $19.50 for students/OLLI. Individual tickets are available by contacting the Lied Center Ticket Office at 402.472.4747 or 800.432.3231 or at the ticket office window at 301 North 12th Street Lincoln NE between the hours of 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are available online 24 hours.
“A moving and timeless classic.”
The Rep revisits one of the most beloved plays of the 20th Century. This riveting ‘memory play’ follows the fragile Wingfield family: Tom, an aspiring poet (Ben Page); his painfully shy sister Laura (Kami Cooper); and their mother Amanda (Donna Steele), a faded Southern belle. Dreams and reality collide in this play of exquisite beauty.
Director Andy Park explains, “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. 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, for a play Williams contends, should be ‘a snare for the truth of human experience.’”
The production is directed by Andy Park, Nebraska Rep’s Artistic Director. Andy’s other directorial work for The Rep include Abigail/1702 and Avenue Q (2017-18) and Mother Courage and Hair (2018-19). Park will also direct February’s A Thousand Words.
Nebraska Rep welcomes Equity actors Donna Steele (Amanda) and Ben Page (Tom) who both make their home in Chicago. Undergraduate performance students in the cast from the Johnny Carson School are Kami Cooper (Laura) and Michael Zavodny (Jim O’Connor). Understudies are Danny Fisher and Emma Parizek.
The production is designed by Grayson McCown (scenic) and Jordan Taylor Thomas (sound), both undergraduates and Adam Jezl-Sikorski (lighting) a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Design. Costumes are designed by Jamie Bullins and voice, text and dialect coach is Ann Marie Pollard, both members of the Carson School faculty. Technical Director is Dylan Spilinek, an undergraduate student, and stage manager is Brad Buffum (AEA), a Carson School staff member.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre Management Staff:
Christina Kirk, Executive Director
Andy Park, Artistic Director
Julie Hagemeier, General Manager
Brad Buffum, Production Stage Manager
Jamie Bullins and Brad Buffum, Production Managers