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TONIGHT: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ in Forum Theatre; Curtain rises 8 p.m.

The Glass Menagerie
11/27/2012 —


Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec 1

A graying Southern belle who was abandoned by her husband and is trying to raise two children under dire financial conditions is the backdrop for “The Glass Menagerie," the Tennessee Williams’ drama at Penn State New Kensington. The play's three-night run begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 1, in the campus' Forum Theatre.

Bill Mitas, instructor in theatre at the New Kensington campus, directs the campus Drama Club's fall production. The student cast  features Pamela Farneth, Chris Capo, Kylee Danko and Josh Milan.

The play revolves around a domineering mother, an extroverted son and an introverted daughter. The “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway in 1945 and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It was Williams’ first successful production, and he followed it with other classics including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Williams is regarded as one of the top American playwrights. The play is considered by many to be autobiographical.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 724-334-6032.

For a list of cast and characters, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/45031.htm online.

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