THE GLASS MENAGERIE
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Directed by: Gina Lupi
Produced by: William Whitefield
Algonquin Arts Theatre announces open auditions for the roles of Laura Wingfield and Jim O'Conner for their upcoming production of Tennessee William's masterpiece The Glass Menagerie. This show will feature original music written for this production by Father Alphonse Stephenson.
Friday, December 5 - Open Call 5-7 p.m.
All auditions will be at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street in Manasquan.
NOTE: On date of audition, Main Street in downtown Manasquan will be closed due to big event in town, so please enter through parking lot in back of theatre at 62 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan. Coned-off spaces are reserved for auditioners.
Please be prepared to read this side. Additional reading may be requested.
Audition Side: Jim & Laura
Rehearsals begin on or around December 8
Saturday, January 17 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 18 - 3 p.m.
Friday, January 23 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 24 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 24 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 25 - 3 p.m.
ABOUT THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Full of poetry and longing, Tennessee Williams' shattering classic The Glass Menagerie, is one of American Theatre's most beloved works. Amanda Wingfield, a fading, tragic remnant of a Southern Belle living in a depression era St. Louis apartment, longs for her youth and dreams, striving for a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom - a would-be poet and the story's narrator - gets swept up in his mother's comical but heartbreaking schemes to find a husband for his painfully shy sister, Laura. Living in illusions, physically crippled Laura parallels her ills in emotional debilitation, driving herself into spiraling withdrawal. The crux of the action unfolds when Tom invites a young gentleman acquaintance to dinner, when Laura crudely tries to entrap the guest, momentarily lifted from her rose-colored-glass haze. An untimely revelation sends shockwaves through the family, causing dangerous cracks to form in the delicate fantasies that have kept them loosely intact. Both shattering and shimmering, The Glass Menagerie is a must-see classic for an unforgettable night of theatre.
Laura Wingfield (Mid 20's – Late 20's) - Delicate and compassionate, but emotionally and physically stunted. Fragile and desperately shy. Laura stands in sharp contrast to the selfishness displayed by the other members of her family.
Jim O'Connor (The Gentleman Caller) - (Late 20's – Early 30's) Handsome with an easy charm. An outstanding success in high school, but life since graduation has been tougher than he expected and he is not quite the golden boy he once was. Still, he is cheerful and optimistic and does his best to draw Laura out of her shell.