Lee University Theatre Presents The Glass Menagerie

Monday, February 15, 2010 - by Beth Harbin, Lee University
Tom Wingfield (Will Jayroe) watches as his sister Laura (Hannah Riddle) finds escape in the music of the Victrola in the Lee University Theatre Production of The Glass Menagerie.  Click to enlarge.
Tom Wingfield (Will Jayroe) watches as his sister Laura (Hannah Riddle) finds escape in the music of the Victrola in the Lee University Theatre Production of The Glass Menagerie. Click to enlarge.

Lee University's Department of Communication and the Arts will present Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie in the Edna Minor Conn Theater on Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be shows on Feb. 28 and March 7 at 2 p.m.

This classic drama, directed by Dr. Mark Burnette, centers on Amanda Wingfield, an aging southern belle. Amanda struggles to marry off her frail, withdrawn daughter Laura, while keeping her restless son Tom from leaving home.

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of Tom Wingfield, the narrator. Amanda lives mainly in her past, telling her children frequently of her idyllic youth, while Tom works in a warehouse to support his mother and sister. Laura, who is painfully shy, finds escape in a world of glass animal figurines, her most prized possessions.

“Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie is an exquisite piece of theatre, with characters as delicately written as the fragile pieces of glass Laura collects in the play,” said Dr. Burnette.

All tickets for the performance are $5 and will go on sale at the Dixon Center Box Office one week before the show opens. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.

The Edna Minor Conn Theater is located in the Vest Building, Room 305, on the corner of 11th Street and Ocoee.

For ticket information, call the Box Office at 614-8343. For more information about the performances call 614-8341 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theater.


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