Tenessee Williams Play at Lindale Theater


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The Lindale Community Theater
presents the second show of its 2015 season, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.”

Production dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. 

Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself.

The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion Amanda and Laura strive to create to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home. 

Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.

Adult admission is $15, students get in for $12 and children 12 and under are admitted for $8. Tickets are available online at lindalecommunitytheater.org or at the door. The theater also has 2015 season tickets available at the show. 

The theater is located at 109 W. Hubbard in downtown Lindale. For more information, email tim@lindalecommunitytheater.org or call 903.638.0402.

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