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Jan. 26-Feb. 5: 'The Glass Menagerie'

Tennesee Williams' famous "memory" play will be performed in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts.

2017-02-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 1-19-2017

In photo, Amanda Wingfield (Ashley D'Lyn Gunn) is in action selling ladies journal subscriptions.

MANKATO – It took some serious reflection of Tennessee Williams’ own unhappy family history to finally breakout of obscurity in the 1940s with his award-winning play “The Glass Menagerie.”

For the first time in almost 40 years, Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance is staging the beautiful “memory play” that made Williams famous.

About the play: 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 their lives, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom seeks escape in alcohol and movies, and Laura, disabled, lives a life of illusions. “The Glass Menagerie” won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play of the season.

“The Glass Menagerie” runs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28 & Feb. 1-4; and 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 4-5 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu for more information.

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