Theatre at the grove continues their 2014 Season with Tennessee Williams classic drama The Glass Menagerie. Performances run August 22-31 at the historic venue located at 5177 Nuangola Rd. in Nunagola.
Lynne Zanolini and Michael Marone are cast as Amanda and Tom Wingfield, roles which they both played in a 2009 production at Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts in Hazleton. Erin Eichfeld and Eric Lutz join the cast as Laura Wingfield and Jim, the gentleman caller. The production is directed by NEPTA award winning director Drew Coffman. Set in St. Louis at the heart of the American depression, Amanda clings to memories of her idyllic youth in the South. With her husband long gone and her own days of courtship over, she is determined to find her daughter a husband. But Laura is painfully shy; she plays with her collection of glass animals and lives in a world of her own. Amanda’s son Tom (based on Tennessee) an aspiring poet in a dead-end job, secretly dreams of escape. But when he is given the task of finding a suitable gentleman caller for his sister, it is an evening that will be forever imprinted on their memories.
Performances of lass Menagerie run August 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm and August 24, 31 at 3pm. Tickets range from $15 to $18. A special dinner will accompany the performance on Sunday, August 24 and can be reserved at an additional cost of $15. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 570-868-8212 or by emailing GroveTickets@frontier.com.Theatre at the Grove’s next production is the cult classic musical Jekyll and Hyde and runs from September 19-October 5.