Joe Calarco stages the Williams play at the San Diego company's Cassius Carter Centre Stage. Winningham (as Amanda) and Federer (Laura) are joined in the cast by Michael Simpson (Tom) and Kevin Isola (Jim O'Connor).
As show notes reveal, The Glass Menagerie "glimpses the Wingfield family's struggle to hold its ground in 1939 St. Louis. Amanda, the matriarch of the family, is trying to maintain her dignity and provide for the future in the midst of the Great Depression. Her son Tom denies his own dreams to become the reluctant breadwinner after his father ran out on the family while his frail sister Laura has retreated to a homebound life where she finds comfort caring for her collection of little glass animals. The arrival of Jim, a 'gentleman caller,' at the Wingfield residence could be a sign of hope or a disturbance that will shatter their fragile home."
Here are some photos from the production:
All photos by Craig Schwartz.