Cast Announced for Rita Moreno The Glass Menagerie at Berkeley Rep

News   Cast Announced for Rita Moreno The Glass Menagerie at Berkeley Rep
 
The cast has been announced for the upcoming Berkeley Repertory Theatre's staging of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams starring Rita Moreno.

Les Waters (Fêtes de la Nuit, Finn in the Underworld, Big Love) directs the work which begins April 6 at the California company's Thrust Stage and opens April 11 for a run through May 31.

Rita Moreno appeared last season at Berkeley Rep in Master Class. She now returns to the boards as Amanda in the St. Louis-set drama about son grappling with the decision to leave his sheltered sister with their mother.

"At Berkeley Rep, I feel like a wanderer who has finally come home," Moreno remarked in a release. "For the second time I have the great good fortune to team up with a director whom I respect and admire and be offered a play that I have always longed to perform… Lightning does strike twice in the same place!"

Joining Moreno will be Emily Donahoe (Honour, Apparition) as Laura, Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses, Secret in the Wings) as Tom and Terrence Riordan (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way) as The Gentleman Caller.

The design team for The Glass Menagerie features Scott Bradley (scenic), Lydia Tanji (costume), Matt Frey (lighting) and Peter Golub (sound and composer). The stage manager is Cynthia Cahill. Moreno has won a Tony Award for The Ritz, an Academy Award for "West Side Story," Emmy Awards for "The Muppet Show" and "The Rockford Files" and a Grammy for "The Electric Company" album. Among her numerous credits include the film "Casa de los Babys," the HBO series "Oz and stage turns in She Loves Me, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Odd Couple and Sunset Boulevard.

The Berkeley Rep season continues with Culture Clash's Zorro in Hell (March 17–April 16), Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie starring Rita Moreno (April 6–June 4) and Theatre de la Jeune Lune production Molière's The Miser (May 12-June 25).

Tickets to The Glass Menagerie are available at the Berkeley Rep box office, 2025 Addison Street in Berkeley, CA by calling (510) 647-2949 or toll free at (888) 4 BRT-tix. For more information, visit the website at www.berkeleyrep.org.

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