Long Wharf's Glass Menagerie, with Tony Winner Ivey, Opens May 20 | Playbill

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News Long Wharf's Glass Menagerie, with Tony Winner Ivey, Opens May 20 Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey stars in Tennessee Williams' tender family drama The Glass Menagerie, opening May 20 at the Long Wharf Theatre.
Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey

Ivey (Hurly Burly, Steaming, Follies) portrays family matriarch Amanda Wingfield in a cast that also features Patch Darragh (Our Town, Crimes of the Heart) as Tom Wingfield, Keira Keeley (The Thugs) as Laura Wingfield and Josh Charles as the Gentleman Caller. The Glass Menagerie began performances May 13 and will run through June 7 under the direction of Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein.

Williams' 1945 memory play, according to Long Wharf, centers on "Laura, a timid girl living in a world of delicate cut glass animals, [who] has her quiet life shattered when her mother, Amanda, encourages a meeting with a gentleman caller."

Designing the production are Tony-winning South Pacific set designer Michael Yeargan, Tony-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz (Gypsy), Tony-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton (James Joyce's The Dead) and sound designer David Budries (Souvenir).

Judith Ivey is a two-time Tony winner for her performances in Steaming and Hurlyburly. Ivey most recently starred on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Follies and the Off-Broadway double-bill of Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox. Her directorial credits include Secrets of a Soccer Mom, the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, as well as Yeardley Smith: More, Southern Comforts and Fugue.

For tickets and more information visit longwharf.org.

The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.

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