Love, dreams, desire, and longing tug at the heart in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” coming to The Kelsey Theatre. Presented by the Perry Award and Kelsey Award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO), dates and show times for this 1944 classic are: Fridays, June 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on June 9.
Memories and hopes as fragile as glass balance precariously when a frustrated mother, a daughter lost in her imagination and a son intent on rebellion share the stage in this MPO production. The show is directed by Judi Parrish, who observes, “The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest stories and one of the saddest autobiographies in American literature. The actors are not just playing ‘characters,’ but are bringing to life people from an era long past.”
The cast stars Roberto Gianni Forero of Edison as Tom; Laurie Hardy of Hamilton as Amanda; Jessica Braynor of Lawrenceville as Laura; and Malik Ibn Abdul Khaaliq of King of Prussia, Pa., as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.
In addition to Parrish, who is both director and sound designer, the production team includes Producers Diana Maurer and John Maurer, Set Designer John Maurer, and Lighting Designer M. Kitty Getlik. The stage manager is Vicky Kaiser; costumes are by Sally Page Sohor; and hair and makeup is by Erin Leder.
Tickets for “The Glass Menagerie” are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors; and $14 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.
For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.