Walnut Street's Glass Menagerie, Opening Jan. 20 in Philly, Will Tour; Casting Announced

News   Walnut Street's Glass Menagerie, Opening Jan. 20 in Philly, Will Tour; Casting Announced
 
Walnut Street Theatre's intimate Independence Studio on 3 will light Jan. 18, 2011, with a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, featuring Wendy Scharfman as Amanda, Jillian Louis as Laura, Damon Bonetti as Tom and Jared Michael Delaney as Jim.

Wendy Scharfman
Wendy Scharfman

Opening is Jan. 20. Performances continue to Feb. 6.

Bill Van Horn will direct The Glass Menagerie, which is to be the first Walnut Street Theatre production to embark on a national tour. It will play 18 venues in six states.

The famous 1944 "memory play" tells of the broken dreams and faint hopes of the Wingfield family in an apartment in St. Louis. Tom tells the story of his mother, Amanda, a faded Southern Belle, who pushes Tom and shy sister Laura toward better lives. Laura finds hope when Tom brings home a gentleman caller.

The creative team includes set designer Andrew Thompson, lighting designer Shon Causer, costume designer Mary Folino, sound designer and composer Chris Colucci, and stage manager Angela Cucco.

Walnut Street Theatre is at 825 Walnut Street, in Philadelphia. Tickets are $30 and are now available at (215) 574-3550 or (215) 336-1234. Tickets are also available at WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.com.

For more information about Walnut Street Theatre national tours, visit WalnutStreetTheatre.org.

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