Pittsburgh Public Opens 40th Anniversary Season With New Production of The Glass Menagerie

News   Pittsburgh Public Opens 40th Anniversary Season With New Production of The Glass Menagerie
 
The Pittsburgh Public's 40th Anniversary Season of Legends will open with a brand new production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie – directed by Pamela Berlin and featuring Lynne Wintersteller as Amanda Wingfield – beginning Oct. 2.

Lynne Wintersteller
Lynne Wintersteller

The Glass Menagerie opened the Pittsburgh Public's season 40 years ago, and the company welcomes back Drama Desk nominee Wintersteller after her performance in Clybourne Park for the 2012-13 season, also directed by Berlin.

The production runs Oct. 2 - Nov. 2.

Here's how the production is billed, "In this essential work of art, Tom Wingfield recalls a turning point in his family’s life. He remembers when he lived with his domineering mother, Amanda, and his emotionally fragile sister, Laura, who collects tiny glass animals. When Amanda becomes convinced that Laura needs to find a husband, she pressures Tom to bring home a friend from work – a Gentleman Caller – who might be right for his sister. From this deceptively simple plot, Williams created one of America’s greatest plays. The Glass Menagerie endures because of the depth of its perceptions, the vigor and beauty of its writing, and the relatable family situation."

The cast also includes Fisher Neal as Tom Wingfield, Cathryn Wake as Laura and Jordan Whalen as the Gentleman Caller.

The designers are Michael Schweikardt (Scenery), Suzanne Chesney (Costumes), Rui Rita (Lighting) and Zach Moore (Sound).

Tickets begin at $29.

For more information and to purchase, visit ppt.org or call (412) 316-1600.

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