VIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The Show To The Berkshires

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).

Directed by Julianne Boyd (West Side Story), The Glass Menagerie stars Caitlin O'Connell (Broadway: The Heiress) as "Amanda," BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold (Breaking the Code, This) as "Tom," Angela Janas (The Acting Company) as "Laura," and Tyler Lansing Weaks (LCT: Macbeth) as "Jim."

Tennessee Williams' autobiographical memory play centers on frustrated writer Tom, his mother Amanda, who is fighting for her children's future while lost in memories of her Southern belle past, and his painfully shy sister Laura. Reality and illusion collide when a rare visit from a gentleman caller upsets the balance of the Wingfield family in one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century.

The Glass Menagerie has scenic design by Brian Prather, costume design by Elivia Bovenzi, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Joel Abbott. Original music by Alexander Sovronsky, played by Susan French on the viola. Casting by Pat McCorkle. Production Stage Manager: Patrick Egan.

The Glass Menagerie opened at the Playhouse Theatre March 31, 1945 and was awarded Best Play in 1945 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle, marking Williams' first Broadway success.

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1948 and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955), Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983) is considered one of the greatest American Playwrights. In addition to his two Pulitzers, Williams was nominated four times for the Tony Award for Best Play, winning in 1951 for The Rose Tattoo. His other major plays include Summer and Smoke, Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, Suddenly Last Summer and The Night of the Iguana.

Performances of The Glass Menagerie are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Opening night October 7 at 3:00pm. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Tickets: $15 - $49. Barrington Stage Box Office: (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.

The Glass Menagerie is sponsored by Carla and Ed Slomin and sponsored in part by Hildi and Walter Black & Stephanie Fleckner and Arnold Kotlen. Student matinees sponsored in part by The Dobbins Foundation & The Alpern-Rosenthal Foundation.

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is an award-winning regional theatre located in Pittsfield, MA in the heart of the Berkshires. BSC, co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre-especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, BSC premiered Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, which later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain's Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at The Westside Theatre in 2013. BSC's all-time record-breaking musical On the Town was originally produced at BSC in 2013 before transferring to Broadway in 2014, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2016, BSC produced the world premiere of American Son, which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play and will be opening on Broadway, November 2018. In 2017, BSC produced the much-lauded revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, starring Aaron Tveit. In 2018, BSC produced the critically acclaimed production of West Side Story, in honor of Bernstein and Robbins' 100th birthdays. In 2017 and 2018, BSC won the Best of the Berkshires Readers' Choice for Best Live Theatre. 2019 marks BSC's 25th Season Anniversary.


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