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Knox College Theatre Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

"The playwright's struggle to reconcile identity with a shattered upbringing."

May 08, 2018

Knox College students rehearsing The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Knox College Theatre presents "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, through Saturday, May 12, in Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus.

"'The Glass Menagerie' is a "memory play" that explores the relationships between a domineering mother, a daughter lost in a world of music and glass figurines, and a son trapped between ambition and responsibility," said the director, Jeff Grace, associate professor of theatre. "It's an American classic that examines Williams' struggle to reconcile his identity with his shattered upbringing."

As part of his research on Williams, Grace visited St. Louis, where the playwright grew up. "His family lived in the four places throughout the city, and I visited the various family residences to get a feel of the different areas where he lived," Grace said. "I've brought some of my research on Tennessee Williams's life to the cast throughout the production process."

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni, free to all students with school ID and free to Knox College students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance or by advanced reservation at 309-341-7472. Seating is extremely limited and reservations are recommended.

Above and below, The Glass Menagerie in rehearsal. More photos on Flickr.

The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
May 9-12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Knox College

Cast:
Character - Name
Tom Wingfield - Riley Nelson
Amanda Wingfield - Emma Bohman
Laura Wingfield - Jo Hill
Jim O'Connor - John Harden

Production Crew:
Position - Name
Director - Jeff Grace, associate professor of theatre
Stage Manager - Emma Lipson
Assistant Stage Managers - Aisling Jennings, Natasha Caudill, Amanda Roth
Costume Designers - Margo Shively, lecturer in theatre; Willa Mitsuko Coufal
Set and Lighting Designers - Craig Choma, associate professor of theatre; Brady Comenduley
Props Master - Olivia Lemke
Technical Director - Craig Choma, associate professor of theatre
Assistant Technical Director - Marty Helms
Master Electrician - Brady Comenduley
Sound Technician - Marion Frank

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Jeff Grace, associate professor of theatre, Knox College

#"A domineering mother, a daughter lost in a world of music and glass figurines, a son trapped between ambition and responsibility"—director Jeff Grace on The Glass Menagerie

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Knox College students rehearsing The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

#"I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."—Riley Nelson as Tom Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie"

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Printed on Sunday, August 19, 2018