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July 25, 2012
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The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Redtwist Literary Manager, Josh Altman

Opens Saturday, July 28, at 3pm

Company member and Jeff Award-winner, Jacqueline Grandt, plays Amanda
in Tennessee Williams’ most intimate play, up close and personal at Redtwist


THE PLAY
In Williams’ deeply personal—and autobiographical—memory play, Tom Wingfield reveals to us a critical moment in his family’s life. Brimming with false hope and desperation, this vivid and penetrating drama explores the disguise of illusion and a family’s struggle to survive. Redtwist approaches this American masterpiece from the unique perspective of its explosive storefront space to re-examine the dark secrets of a young man’s family, the debris from which emerged the legendary American playwright.

CAST
Ryan Heindl as Tom Wingfield; Jacqueline Grandt as Amanda Wingfield; Sarah Mayhan as Laura Wingfield; Chris Daley as Jim O’Connor
   
STAFF
Josh Altman (Director); Allison Queen (Stage Manager); Olivia Baker (Assistant Stage Manager); Frank Sjodin (Tech Director); Henry Behel (Set Designer); Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer); Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer); Kelsey Ettman (Costume Designer); Nick Heggestad (Prop Designer); Garvin Jellison (Master Electrician); Kevin McDonald (Dramaturg); Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach); Mary Reynard Liss (Vocal Coach); Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Design); Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager); Justin Castellano (Production Manager); Charlotte Dearing, Brett Gould, Heather Brooke Scholten (Production Assistants); Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)

SCHEDULE
Opens: Sat, July 28, 3pm
Runs: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm (no Sat 7:30pm performance on July 28 or August 18)
Closes:
Sun, Sep 2, 3pm
Running Time: Approximately 2:15 hours, which includes one intermission
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, July 25, 26, 27,  7:30pm
Tickets: Thursdays, $25; Fridays & Sundays, $27; Saturdays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off)
Group Rates:
Special discounts for groups of 10 or more, and groups of 25 or more

RESERVATIONS
Call: 773-728-7529
Email: reserve@redtwist.org
Website/Tickets: www.redtwist.org

Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 9pm) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and via Paypal to guarantee seating.
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