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Williams Ends Theatre Season with The Glass Menagerie


By: Katie Rathbun

Williams Baptist College’s Theatre Program will close its 2013 -2014 season with the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.  The production will be March 13-14, at 7:30 p.m., in WBC’s Old Chapel.

The Glass Menagerie, which is sometimes described as an autobiographical tale about Tennessee Williams’ life in St. Louis, is a memory play about Tom Wingfield and his recollection of his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. The plot involves Amanda wanting to find a suitor for her daughter Laura, and Tom deciding to invite and involve his co-worker Jim, the gentlemen caller.

Justin Reed, a freshman from Sherwood, Ark., plays Jim, the gentlemen caller.  “It is a shocking and up close and personal play,” stated Reed, who is acting in his first WBC production.

The cast also includes seniors Brandt McDonald of Concord, Anna Kane of Harrison and Callison Hopkins of Southaven, Miss.

McDonald, who plays Tom, said, “The play is about real people and real situations.”

“It gets you thinking; it is thought provoking,” added Kane, who plays Laura.

Hopkins, who plays Amanda, concluded,  “It is our [McDonald and Kane] senior play and that makes us want it to be our best.”

The public is invited to attend the production. Tickets are $1 for students and senior citizens and $3 general admission. 

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