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The Glass Menagerie

  • Feb 2, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission

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While Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daughter with at least one “gentleman caller,” her son, Tom, dreams of escaping from his job at a warehouse and his oppressive life at home.  An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom’s memory, The Glass Menagerie is staged by John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of the international sensation, Black Watch, and the Broadway musical, Once.

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Need to know

Recommended Grades 6 and up.

 

Notable dates

Recommended Grades 6 and up.

ASL Dates:

February 26, 7:30PM
March 3, 2:00PM

Audio Described Dates:

February 27, 7:30PM*
March 2, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

Discussions

There will be post-show discussions after the matinee performances:

Saturday, February 9

Wednesday, February 13

Saturday, February 16

Wednesday, February 20

Saturday, February 23

Wednesday, February 27

Saturday, March 2

ArtWorks
Paul & Katie Buttenwiser
Ann & Graham Gund
Ward & Lucy Mooney
Don & Susan Ware

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Credits

Creative team

Written by

Tennessee Williams

Written by

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the Episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St. Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during The Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. His many plays include Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Baby Doll, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Something Unspoken, Suddenly Last Summer, Period of Adjustment, The Night of the IguanaThe Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, and Small Craft WarningsTennessee Williams died in 1983.

 

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Directed by

John Tiffany

Directed by

John Tiffany

A.R.T.: Once. A.R.T. Institute: I Speak, Therefore I Am. Broadway: Once (Tony and Outer Circle Critics’ Awards). As Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland: Black Watch (Olivier Award, Critics’ Circle Award, Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel, Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland), Macbeth, Enquirer, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: GlasgowOther work includes: Jerusalem, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies, Granero Theatre, Mexico City and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits, Paines Plough; Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing PlacesTraverse, Edinburgh. In 2010/11 John was a Radcliffe Institute fellow at Harvard University. John Tiffany studied Classics and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. From 1997 to 2001 he was Literary Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and was Associate Director at Paines Plough Theatre Company from 2001 to 2005. John was appointed Associate Director for the new National Theatre of Scotland in 2005.

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Movement by

Steven Hoggett

Movement by

Steven Hoggett

A.R.T.: Once. Choreography credits on Broadway: Once (Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography), Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography), American Idiot. As Co-Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly, credits include: Little DogsNational Theatre Wales; Lovesong; Beautiful Burnout; Stockholm; Othello (TMA award Best Director). Other credits: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse, Market Boy, Royal National Theatre; Black Watch (Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer), Hunter, 365, The Bacchae, Wolves In the Walls, National Theatre of Scotland; Rigoletto, Met Opera; Dr Dee, Royal Opera House & Manchester International Festival; Dalston Songs, ROH2, for the Helen Chadwick Company; FrankensteinDerngate Theatre. Steven has also provided choreography for Prada, Radio One, Selfridges and the award-winning ‘Harmonious Dance’ TV Commercial for Orange as well as music promos for artists including Goldfrapp, Calvin Harris, Wiley, Bat for Lashes, and Franz Ferdinand. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).

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Set and Costume Design

Bob Crowley

Set and Costume Design

Bob Crowley

A.R.T.: Once. Broadway: Once (Tony Award), The History Boys (Tony Award), Mary Poppins (Tony Award), Aida (Tony Award), Tarzan (which he also directed), The Year of Magical Thinking, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Carousel (Tony Award). Numerous credits for National Theatre, including: PeopleJuno & the Paycock, Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), The History Boys, His Girl FridayMourning Becomes Electra. More than twenty-five productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Plantagenets (Olivier Award). Other theater includes: Into the Woods, Orpheus DescendingDonmar Warehouse; The SeagullPublic Theatre. Opera/dance: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, National Ballet of Canada; Don Carlos, The Met. Film: Othello; Tales of Hollywood; Suddenly Last SummerBBC; The Crucible (costume design). He is the recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York. 

 

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Lighting Design

Natasha Katz

Lighting Design

Natasha Katz

A.R.T: Once, Hedda Gabler, King Lear, Mastergate, The Servant of Two Masters. Recent Broadway: Once (Tony Award), Sister Act, Follies, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), Chorus Line (revival), Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), Beauty and the Beast. Other designs: Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, National Ballet of Canada; Cinderella, The Dutch National Ballet; Buried Child, National Theatre, London; Cyrano, The Met; Carnival of the Animals, NYCB; Don Quixote, ABT; EFX, Las Vegas; concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret, and Tommy Tune. Extensive work Off-Broadway and for American regional theaters. 

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Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

A.R.T.: Pippin, The Lily’s RevengeAs You Like It, Once, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Award), Cabaret, Alice vs. Wonderland, Paradise Lost. Sound Design credits: Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award nomination). New York: Soul Doctor, Once (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), New York Theatre Workshop. London: BBC: “Dancing With The Stars,” “Later with Jools Holland,” “The Sound of Musicals,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.” ITV: “Parkinson.” Music: Radiohead, Jamiroquai, Paolo Nutini, Orbital, Sparks, The Waterboys, Glastonbury Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music. Woodhouse Players: The Dresser, Wyrd Sisters, Dracula—The Vampire Strikes Back. He has worked on numerous shows including work at: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Royal Festival Hall, Avignon Festival.

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Casting

Jim Carnahan CastingJim Carnahan, Stephen Kopel

Music

Nico Muhly

Music

Nico Muhly

A.R.T.: Debut. Nico Muhly has composed a wide scope of work for ensembles, soloists, and organizations including the American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, countertenor Iestyn Davies, violinist Hilary Hahn, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Paris Opéra Ballet, soprano Jessica Rivera, and designer/illustrator Maira Kalman. Among Muhly’s most frequent collaborators are his colleagues at Bedroom Community, an artist-run label headed by Icelandic musician Valgeir Sigurosson. Bedroom Community was inaugurated in 2007 with the release of Muhly’s first album, Speaks Volumes. In spring 2012, Bedroom Community released Muhly’s three-part Drones & Musicin collaboration with pianist Bruce Brubaker, violinist Pekka Kuusisto, and violist Nadia Sirota. Muhly graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature. He has a Masters in Music from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano. nicomuhly.com. Nico Muhly’s music © St Rose Music (ASCAP)

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Dialect Coach

Nancy Houfek

Dialect Coach

Nancy Houfek

A.R.T.: Resident vocal coach since 1997; 70 productions, most recently dialect design for Once, Pippin, and Glass Menagerie. Regional theater coaching: A.C.T., Guthrie. Has worked with directors Diane Paulus, John Tiffany, Sarah Benson, Bill T. Jones, Andrei Serban, David Mamet, Robert Woodruff, among others. A.R.T. Institute Head of Voice & Speech: vocal production, dialects, Shakespeare; heads M.F.A. program in voice pedagogy. National workshops on public speaking and storytelling; Harvard’s Bok Center filmed her work with Harvard faculty: “The Act of Teaching.” Performance credits: A.C.T., California Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theater, San Jose Rep, Alaska Rep & Joyce Theater. B.A. Stanford, M.F.A. American Conservatory Theater, Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

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Production Stage Manager

Chris de Camillis

Production Stage Manager

Chris de Camillis

A.R.T.: Thirty-five productions including Wild Swans, Johnny Baseball, The Seagull, Oliver TwistWings of Desire, Island of SlavesRomeo and Juliet, Three SistersDesire Under the Elms, DidoQueen of Carthage, OedipusA Midsummer Night’s DreamLady with a Lapdog, Uncle VanyaLysistrata, Marat/Sade, Richard II, Mother Courage and Her ChildrenThe Winter’s Tale, Full CircleIvanov, The Merchant of VeniceNew York: Lincoln Center Theater; Lucille Lortel Theatre; New York Theatre Workshop; Vineyard Theatre; Theatre for a New Audience; W.P.A. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival (three seasons), George Street Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company, San Antonio Festival, Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, The Acting Company (five seasons). Chris is in his fourteenth year at the A.R.T. as Resident Stage Manager and his twelfth as Artistic Coordinator.

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Cast

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Tom

Zachary Quinto

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Angels In AmericaSignature Theatre Company (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination); Side Man, Gross IndecencyCity Theatre Company; Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Old Globe; Endgame, Odyssey Theatre Company, Los Angeles, The Bear, Tintreach Company, Galway, Ireland. Television: “American Horror Story,” “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Heroes,” “24,” “Six Feet Under.” Film: Spock in “Star Trek” and the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” both directed by J.J. Abrams, produced and starred in “Margin Call.” B.F.A.: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

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Amanda

Cherry Jones

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Amanda

Cherry Jones

A.R.T.: Cherry was a founding member of the A.R.T. and has appeared multiple times on its stage, including: King Lear, Twelfth Night (with Diane Lane), Three Sisters, As You Like It, The Serpent Woman, Life is a Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Major Barbara, Love’s Labors Lost, Lysistrata. Broadway and Off-Broadway: Doubt (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), The Heiress (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Pride’s Crossing (Drama Desk Award), Lincoln Center Theater; Angels in America; Imaginary Friends; Moon for the Misbegotten (Tony Award nomination); The Night of the Iguana; Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination); Faith Healer; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; The Baltimore Waltz (OBIE Award). Television: “24” (Emmy Award for role as President Allison Taylor), “What Makes a Family,” and most recently as Dr. Judith Evans in “Awake.” Film: Ocean’s Twelve, Cradle Will Rock, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, Signs, The Village, Mother and Child, Swimmers, Terrence Malick’s upcoming film Knight of Cups.

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Laura

Celia Keenan-Bolger

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination, Drama League nomination), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Award), Les Misérables (Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, New York Theatre Workshop; Merrily We Roll Along, Juno, City Center Encores!; A Small Fire, Saved, Playwrights Horizons; Bachelorette, Little Fish, Second Stage. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration; Our Town, Intiman Theatre; The Light in the Piazza, Goodman Theatre. Television/Film: “Law & Order,” “Heartland,” “The Education Of Max Bickford,” Mariachi Gringo. Celia is a graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department.

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The Gentleman Caller

Brian J. Smith

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The Gentleman Caller

Brian J. Smith

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Columnist; Come Back, Little Sheba, Manhattan Theatre Club. Off-Broadway: Good Boys and True, Second Stage; Three Changes, Playwrights Horizons. Television/Film: “Stargate Universe” (Lt. Scott), “Red Faction: Origins,” “Defiance,” SyFy Network; “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express”; “Gossip Girl”; “The Good Wife”; “Person of Interest”; “Law and Order”; “Warehouse 13”; “Coma”; Hate Crime (Trey); “Person of Interest”; “Defiance”; The War Boys; Red Hook. B.F.A. Juilliard.

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Additional staff

Assistant Director

Benjamin Shaw

Assistant Director

Benjamin Shaw

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: End of the Rainbow. Recent credits: Aida, Theatre Latte Da; Bunnicula, TheatreWorksUSA; End of the Rainbow, Guthrie Theatre; Jeffrey Hatcher’s Turn of the ScrewMerchant’s House Museum (NYC’s oldest preserved home), Two Turns Theatre Company. Benjamin spent three years as the Executive Assistant to the president at Disney Theatrical. B.A. from Muhlenberg College. Originally from Pittsburgh.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: HEAR WORD!Burn All Night; Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984; O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: Bedlam's Sense & SensibilityThe Night of the IguanaFingersmithRoosevElvisKansas City Choir BoyNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812The Heart of Robin HoodAll the WayThe Glass MenagerieThe Lily’s RevengeOnce. Production Associate: Prometheus BoundThe Blue FlowerCabaret. Education/Training: Graduate of Boston University (Summa cum laude) College of Fine Arts.

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Associate Set Desinger

Bryan Johnson

Associate Set Desinger

Bryan Johnson

A.R.T.: Debut. Associate to Bob Crowley: Disney’s Alladin (for 2014), Mary Poppins. Other shows as associate include: La Cage Aux Folles (2010 Tony Award-winning revival); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Original Set Designer: Bat Boy, the Musical (Drama Desk nomination). Television Set Designer: “Person of Interest,” CBS; “All My Children” (2000 Emmy Award), ABC.

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Assistant Costume Designer

Ameera Al

Assistant Sound Designer

Erik Skovgaard

Dramaturgy

Alexandra Juckno

Assistant Dialect Coach

Ron Carlos

Stage Management Intern

Madeleine Bersin

Harvard Office of Career Services Art Fellows

Krithika Varagur, Matthew Walker

UNDERSTUDIES
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific
announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.
Tom—Dara Yazdani; Laura—Samantha Egers^; The Gentleman Caller—David Abrams

(^) Appears Courtesy of Actors’ Equity

SPECIAL THANKS
Tom Erhardt, Mel Kenyon, and all at Casarotto Ramsey
John Martello and The Players Club, NYC
Pedram Naseri
New York Theatre Workshop
Mary Haegert, Micah Hoggatt, and Dale Stinchcomb from the Harvard Theatre Collection
Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes

 

The A.R.T. thanks
UpStairs on the Square and St. George Spirits
for their support of The Glass Menagerie opening night