Tennessee Williams classic premieres in New Britain tonight

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:36
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN - Hole in the Wall Theater will premiere an American classic, “The Glass Menagerie,” tonight.

“The Glass Menagerie,” written by Tennessee Williams, takes place in 1937 in St. Louis.

It is based on memories Tom, the main character and narrator, has of his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura.

Tom is a shoe warehouse worker and the sole provider for his family, though he aspires to be a poet.

Amanda, who was left by her husband, longs for her youth as a charming Southern belle. She desperately wants her daughter to find a career or a man to marry who will take care of her.

Laura isolates herself from the outside world due to a limp from a childhood illness as well as other problems.

Tom’s co-worker from the shoe factory, Jim O’Connor, gets invited to dinner and welcomed as the long-awaited gentleman caller.

The production features local actors Matthew Cote as Tom Wingfield; Teresa Langston as Amanda Wingfield; Lisa DeAngelis as Laura Wingfield; and Reid Sinclair as Jim O’Connor.

The play, directed by Steven Siemiatkoski and produced by Dennis Hall and Johnny Peifer, will run Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 10.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, there will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m.

General admission is $20, $15 for students and seniors. Friday, Jan. 26, will be designated as pay what you can night.

Free parking is available in the garage on Chestnut Street, next to the police station.

The Hole in the Wall Theater is at 116 Main St.

For more information visit Hitw.org or call 860-229-3049.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:36. Updated: Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:38.