JAMESTOWN - The cast of the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners' production of The Glass Menagerie has been selected.
The drama will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on March 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 338-1187.
The cast features JCC students Hillary Belin of Cassadaga as Laura Wingfield, Tyler Drew of Randolph as Tom Wingfield, Maxton Honeychurch of Fredonia as Jim O'Connor, and local actress Mary Brunacini Hoover of Frewsburg as Amanda Wingfield. The Glass Menagerie is directed by Robert T. Schlick, with technical direction by Steven Gustafson.
"The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams' four-character memory play, premiered in 1944 and has since become one of the most famous plays in modern theatre. A somewhat autobiographical piece, "The Glass Menagerie" was Williams' first big success and began his legacy as one of America's most highly regarded playwrights.
"The Glass Menagerie" tells the story of four captivating characters. Amanda, a faded and abandoned Southern belle, struggles to raise her children while frantically clinging to the past. She longs for her children to have the same comfortable life she once knew; her devotion and desires push her to be overbearing and perhaps hateful towards her children.
Amanda's daughter Laura is crippled and spends her days tending her glass collection, isolated from reality and surviving in a world of illusions. The son, Tom Wingfield, is devoted to his family and works at a factory to support them. A poet at heart, he wants nothing more than to escape from this burden.
Into their world comes Jim O'Connor, a nice, ordinary young man. Tom brings Jim home when Amanda expresses a need for Laura to have a gentleman caller and pushes Tom to find someone for her.