The Jefferson Davis Players of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will present “The Glass Menagerie” February 20-23 at the Jefferson Davis Campus Fine Arts Auditorium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. February 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on February 23.
A self-described “memory play” set in late Depression-era St. Louis, “The Glass Menagerie” launched Williams’ career, which would eventually establish him as one of the 20th century’s most important American authors. No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public, with characters pulled from Williams’ own life. The play’s action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. The play is sad and unforgiving in its portrayal of each character’s feelings of guilt and the inevitable disappointment that results.
The cast includes Rowdy Green as Tom; Claire Milligan as Laura; Katarina Carr as Amanda; and Alex Carrington as Jim. Artistic staff is Ryan Pierini, director and scenic and lighting design, and Chandee Carson, assistant director.
Production staff and crew include Devin Stevenson, stage manager; Bau Tran, assistant stage manager; Kenny Yocom, technical director; Devin Stevenson, scene shop foreman; Chase Mock, light board operator; Chris Clemons, sound technician; Brook Thomas and Holly Zamarrip, follow spot operators; Drama Production Class and Raven Johnson, set construction; Devin Stevenson, Bau Tran, Katarina Carr, Raven Johnson and Rowdy Green, light crew; and Raven Johnson, Bau Tran and Rachel Eaton, backstage crew.
Tickets are $10 regular admission and $5 for students/children. To purchase tickets, call (228) 897-3931 or visit mgccc.edu/JD-PLAYERS.