Sept 4 - Oct 6, 2013

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

Proudly the only professional production now playing in America outside of Broadway

Extended one week!

Running Time: 2 Hours and 20 Minutes including intermission


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OVERVIEW

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What the critics are saying:
"A triumphant production! Deborah Hazlett [gives] an astonishing performance."
City Paper

"A subtle and affecting revival...a haunting drama that still resonates...a beautifully matched cast [with] unforced performances that allow words and feelings to register deeply. Deborah Hazlett is masterful. Matthew Schleigh's Jim is spot-on." 
— Baltimore Sun

"A superbly balanced, visually and emotionally intoxicating production... [Tom is] magnetically portrayed by Mr. Brandhagen. Highly recommended!" 
— DC Theatre Scene

"Beautiful in design and performance...Deborah Hazlett gives yet another bravura performance...Clinton Brandhagen as Tom is excellent." 
Maryland Theatre Guide

"The cast is phenomenalPlain splendid!
— Broadwayworld

"Visually stunning...impressive...Director Vincent M. Lancisi brings a fresh perspective to the frequently done play, showcasing Williams' characters in new lights...Clinton Brandhagen is exceptional." 
— DC Metro Theater Arts

"A clear-cut gem. Sophie Hinderberger gives a gripping performance [as Laura].
— Baltimore Post-Examiner
Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle, holds tight to her two children: Tom, an aspiring poet, and Laura, his painfully shy sister.  After receiving pressure from his mother, Tom brings home a gentleman caller to meet his sister.  What follows is an encounter that becomes one of the most compelling and heartbreaking stories ever told.  A classic of the American stage, Tennessee Williams' deeply personal and haunting "memory play" is a touching and profound tale of love and loss, illusion and escape. 


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ARTISTS

Cast

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Clinton Brandhagen*
Deborah Hazlett*
Sophie Hinderberger
Matthew Schleigh
Creative
Tennessee Williams, Author,
Vincent M. Lancisi, Director
Daniel Ettinger*, Scenic Design
Jay Herzog*, Lighting Design
Julie Heneghan, Costume Design
Chas Marsh*, Sound Design
Anne Nesmith, Wig Design
Jillian Matthews, Props Master
Naomi Greenberg-Slovin, Dramaturg
Maribeth Chaprnka, Stage Manager

*Featured Resident Company Member
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GET INSPIRED

How Hollywood Got Shocked by Tennessee Williams
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

With fourteen plays and a novella adapted for the screen, no other dramatist has equaled Tennessee Williams’ record for having plays produced in Hollywood. More >


The Truth Behind Tennessee Williams' Exquisitely Written Parts for Women
Friday, August 30, 2013

Tennessee Williams wins - hands down - when it comes to writing challenging and exquisite parts for women. He has created some of the most fascinating characters ever seen on the stage, ranging from the despairing mother Amanda and her fragile daughter Laura in The Glass Menagerie and the dispossessed Blanche du Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire to the desperate Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. These parts have been coveted and treasured over the years as gems of theatre repertoire by such performers as Jessica Tandy, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivien Leigh, Cherry Jones and Jessica Lange, among others. More >


The Surprising Origins of Tennessee Williams' Compassionate, Poetic Writing
Friday, August 30, 2013

From the moment of his birth, Tennessee Williams was surrounded by the characters that would populate his plays. And though it is true that The Glass Menagerie is his most autobiographical play, nevertheless his guiding premise was consistent with everything he wrote.  More >


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MEDIA

Official Trailer: The Glass Menagerie
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Production Photos Are In for 'The Glass Menagerie'
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Everyman Photographer Stan Barouh took some beautiful shots of the first show of our 2013/14 season, The Glass Menagerie. When you click on an image, it will enlarge into a slideshow with captions. More >


Deepen Glass Menagerie's impact On You
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Glass Menagerie is a classic for a reason. Everyman Dramaturg Naomi Greenberg-Slovin dug deep into why and shares her discoveries with you in our production playbill. Know before you go by browsing through it above or by reading more on our Backstage BlogMore >


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BUZZ

Everyman receives top honors from City Paper
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
City Paper named Everyman's productions of Red and The Glass Menagerie as the number one and number three productions in 2013. More >

7 reasons to see 'Glass' before it closes this weekend
Friday, October 04, 2013

Buzzfeed recently posted this article detailing “11 reasons why you should see The Glass Menagerie” on Broadway. We'd like to refocus it slightly and narrow it down to the 7 reasons why you should both see Glass AND see it at Everyman before it closes on Sunday (October 6). More >


Happy Birthday Vivienne
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Our production of The Glass Menagerie. is dedicated to the incredible stage actress (and Everyman Resident Company Member) Vivienne Shub. We celebrated her 95th birthday with her on the Opening Night of the show.  More >


 

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REVIEWS

"A triumphant production...excellent cast"
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
"It's tempting to think we already know all we need to know about Amanda Wingfield, the domineering matriarch at the center of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie...But there's a lot more to Amanda than that, as Deborah Hazlett proves in her astonishing performance in Everyman Theatre's production of the play...watching Hazlett's face flip the switch from dreamy nostalgia to stubborn anger is a terrific theatrical moment...Vincent Lancisi has opened up the script's ambiguities in revealing ways, and his excellent cast has taken full advantage. Williams may well be America's best-ever playwright, and no matter how many times you've heard it, his language is still full of surprises - especially in a production as triumphant as this one." —Geoffrey Himes, City Paper More >

"Beautiful in design and performance"
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
"Everyman Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with another production that is both beautiful in design and performance...Deborah Hazlett gives yet another bravura performance...Clinton Brandhagen as Tom is excellent...Everyman has done justice to this classic piece of American theatre." —Lynne Menefee, MD Theatre Guide More >

"Plain splendid...universally phenomenal"
Monday, September 16, 2013
"...what a way to open the new season at Everyman...The cast is universally phenomenal. Sophie Hinderberger plays the sensitive Laura who blossoms during a visit with the gentleman caller Jim played by the terrific Matthew Schleigh. Deborah Hazlett once again begs the questions why is she not on Broadway? What a fabulous performance playing Amanda. Playing the role of Tom...is the incomparable Clinton Brandhagen " —Charles Shubow, Broadway World More >

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SPONSORS

Season Sponsors:


Production Sponsors:
The J. Mayo Greenberg Theatre Fund
in celebration of
Vivienne Shub's 95th Birthday


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