Phamaly Presents Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/21-23, 3/7-9
Tennessee Williams' deeply moving and haunting classic about false hope and great expectations, presented by the award-winning Phamaly Theatre Company. Set in the Depression, an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom-a would-be poet and the story's narrator-gets swept up in his mother's heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy and disabled sister, Laura, a husband. The family struggles together with the past, the future, and one another.
Now in its 25th season, Phamaly is an award-winning Colorado based Theatre Company comprised entirely of performers with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Phamaly's mission is to inspire people to re-envision disability through professional theatre.
When asked about the play, director Bryce Alexander said "The Glass Menagerie is regarded as one of the greatest American plays of all time, but not simply because it is a moving tragedy about times gone by. Williams' masterpiece is renowned because the story examines the universal conflict between the right and wrong pathways we all must walk - not by choice - but by necessity, by circumstance, and even by the impenetrable influences within us all. The play is not the tragedy of any hero or villain, but of all the individuals in the story who must make their own paths. When coupled with Phamaly's performers - who navigate the path of disability everyday - the play takes on an even greater and inspiring significance that will trigger a rousing reflection of the beauty, complexity, and merit of our own paths in life."
February 21-23 at the Arvada Center
Friday, February 21, Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
720-898-7200 or www.phamaly.org
March 7-9 at the Lone Tree Arts Center
Friday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 March 7 @ 10 a.m.; all other performances $26-$38
720-509-1000 or www.phamaly.org