THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Fulton Theatre
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning play wright Tennessee Williams, take a look through the fading memory books of Tom's fractured life in The Glass Menagerie. Living with his controlling mother and introverted sister Laura, who lives in her own world of make believe, Tom struggles as the pillar of his family. As the memories are revealed, Tom and his mother Amanda, wish for nothing more than for Laura to find a loving husband. When Tom sets up a blind date for his sister with his coworker from the shoe warehouse, Amanda's obsession and frustration is pushed to new extremes, while Laura is left vulnerable and exposed like her glass figurines.
The cast features Zack Calhoon as Tom Wingfield. He recently played Fountainhead/John in Water by the Spoonful (Premiere Stages), Ever Montgomery in Dancing Lessons (Kitchen Theatre Company/Geva Theatre Center). Other acting credits include: Hamlet in Hamlet, The Real Thing, King Lear, Henry IV Part 1, In Fields Where They Lay, You'll Have Had Your Hole (US Premiere), The Commission, True West, The Credeaux Canvas, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film/TV: The Subject, Braid, Do Not Go Gentle (BBC). zackcalhoon.com.
Charis Leos as Amanda Wingfield. Charis most recently appeared as Maggie Jones in the Fulton's Mainstage production of 42nd Street, and their family series production of A Christmas Carol. Some Fulton favorites include The Irish.... and How They Got That Way, Always, Patsy Cline (Louise), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Legally Blonde, The Musical (Paulette), The Addams Family (Grandma), The Full Monty (Georgie), Gypsy (Electra), Little Women (Marmee)and Mary Poppins (Bird Woman). CharisLeos.com
Lexi Rabadi as Laura Wingfield. Lexi has most recently been seen at the Fulton Theatre as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 2016. Other favorite credits include: Belle/Mrs. Fred in A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Maine State Music Theatre), and Adela in Bernarda Alba (Pace University).
Andrew Kindig as Jim O'Connor. Andrew has most recently been seen in the Ellen Arnold Groff Series at the Fulton Theatre in Disgraced, and as director of both Sleuth, and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Favorite Fulton Credits: Leo Bloom (The Producers), Giles Ralston (Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap), Isaac (Disgraced), Jeff Douglas (Brigadoon), and Monsieur D' Arque (Disney's Beauty and the Beast). Other Regional Credits: Steven Kodaly (She Loves Me) Joe Pitt (Angels in America), Nick (Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff?), Emcee (Cabaret), Roscoe Dexter (Singin' in the Rain).
The creative team for the production includes Kevin Earley (Director), Sean Cox (Scenic Designer), Mary Lana Rice (Lighting Designer), Kurt Alger (Costume Designer), Anthony Lascosckie, Jr. (Wig and Makeup Designer), Connor Sherrill (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Domingo Mancuello (Production Stage Manager), Jenna Edmonston (Production Assistant) and Bob Cline (Casting Director).
With special thanks to our Series Sponsor, Fox Chapel Publishing and Groff Funeral & Cremation Services, Series Co-Sponsors Pour and Wacker Brewing Company.
A complete list of dates and times is available at: https://thefulton.org/shows/glass-menagerie
New York Casting is done by Bob Cline Casting. Interviews are available with the cast and/or director based on availability. Production photos are available upon request. Performance Schedule follows at the end of the release.
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