Broken glass figurines express the shattered dreams of the Wingfield family. The father, Mr. Wingfield, having abandoned his family 16 years earlier, left his wife Amanda Wingfield in financial crisis with two children. Tom Wingfield, a young and careless party seeker, and his sister Laura Wingfield, a slightly crippled and fragile girl, make up the whole family.
Tennessee Williams 1930’s play The Glass Menagerie will hit the stage of Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre as their opening feature for the new semester. The show is “a story that deals with failure, family, fathers, broken promises and tough decisions people must make.”
Prominent local talent Jayne Luke will star as Amanda Wingfield, the burdened mother in the play staged in St. Louis.
The story entails finding a plausible suitor for Laura, who has a crush on the boy, Jim O’Connor, who Tom works with at a shoe-making factory. Hopes of the Wingfield’s family lie with this boy who could bring light to Laura’s future.
Under the direction of Mark Fossen, the cast members participating will perform The Glass Menagerie from Jan. 19 through Feb. 5. Evening performances will start at 7:30 p.m. beginning tonight until Feb. 5 with matinee showings on Jan. 22 and 29 beginning at 2 p.m.
Performances will be featured at SLCC’s South City Campus in the Grand Theatre located at 1575 South State Street.
Ticket prices range from $8 to $24 with discounts available for groups, seniors and students. For ticket information visit the-grand.org or contact the Grand Theatre box office at 801-957-3322.