The Glass Menagerie—with Sally Field—Begins July 17 at Kennedy Center

News   The Glass Menagerie—with Sally Field—Begins July 17 at Kennedy Center The Kennedy Center's salute to the works of Tennessee Williams, "Tennessee Williams Explored," concludes with The Glass Menagerie, July 17-Aug. 8.
Sally Field
Sally Field

Menagerie, the final offering in the acclaimed series, follows productions of Five by Tenn, A Distant Country Called Youth, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Sally Field heads the cast of the family drama as Amanda Wingfield. Set in 1939 St. Louis, the company also includes Corey Brill as the Gentleman Caller, Jennifer Dundas as Laura and Jason Butler Harner as Tom. Understudies include Will Gartshore (for Tom/Gentleman Caller), Amy McWilliams (for Amanda) and Annie Reilly (for Laura). Gregory Mosher directs.

Sally Field made her Broadway debut in the replacement cast of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia. She won Academy Awards for her performances in "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart."

Jason Butler Harner recently appeared in Mr. Fox: A Rumination, with Bill Irwin, at the Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway. His other Off Broadway credits include Juno and the Paycock, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Henry VIII and Macbeth, the latter two at the Public Theater.

Jennifer Dundas was seen on Broadway in The Little Foxes; Ah, Wilderness!; and Grownups. She has appeared Off-Broadway in Furthest From the Furthest Thing, The Winter's Tale and Good as New, winning an Obie Award for her work in the latter. Dundas' screen credits include "Law & Order: SVU," "Cosby," "The Education of Ma Bickford," "Changing Lanes," "Swimming," "The First Wives' Club," "Lorenzo's Oil," "Legal Eagles" and "The Hotel New Hampshire." Corey Brill appeared in the national tours of Cabaret and Young Tom Edison. His regional credits include the world premiere of Beauty at the La Jolla Playhouse as well as productions of Eurydice, Angels in America, Fiddler on the Roof, Edward II, Charley's Aunt and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F. Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Tickets for The Glass Menagerie are available by visiting www.kennedy-center.org.

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