SVU Play: The Glass Menagerie
September 21, 2018
7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, VA 24416
540-261-8579 tickets, 540-261-8579 group sales
Southern Virginia University opens its fall theatre season with the luminous American classic, "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. The show runs September 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2018 in Chandler auditorium at 7:30 pm.
In the play, Williams’ alter ego, the restless would-be-writer Tom Wingfield, attempts to free himself from the painful memories of the family that haunts him. His mother Amanda is a middle-aged former Southern belle, long ago deserted by her husband and living in a St. Louis alley with her phobic, crippled daughter Laura, and Tom, whose shoe-factory salary barely feeds them. Nagging, foolish, pathetic, and slightly absurd, Amanda is desperate to get her daughter married and endlessly badgers Tom to bring "gentlemen callers" to the house. Finally, he does—a gum-chewing extrovert who, though touched by Laura’s gentleness, counts the minutes till he can escape.