Dates:

03/15/2019 - 03/31/2019

Times:

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Event URL:

www.ritztheatreco.org

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The Ritz Theatre Company Brings Tennessee Williams’ Classic The Glass Menagerie to Our Main Stage

Opens Friday March 15th; Runs Through Sunday March 31

(February, 2019 – Haddon Township, NJ)  Ritz Theatre Co. Producing Artistic Director Bruce Curless announces the next Main Stage show in the Ritz 2019 Season: “We’re thrilled to bring the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie to The Ritz, opening Friday, March 15th, running through Sunday March 31. This show is sure be a treat for our patrons who know the show, and just as much for those seeing it for the first time.”

Directed by Matthew Weil, who is also the Ritz Production Manager,  Matt adds: “The Glass Menagerie is certainly a classic, written by arguably the best American playwright of all time. Many of the issues addressed in the show are just as timely today as they were when the show was originally written and produced.”

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller.*

The Glass Menagerie was Williams’ first successful play; he went on to become one of America’s most highly regarded playwrights.*

* Source: Wikipedia

Opening on Broadway in 1945, the play has had a number of revivals, and was adapted for the American film screen twice, the most recent directed by Paul Newman, starring Joanne Woodward.

The play was also produced for broadcast on radio and television. The first television production, a CBS Playhouse production, starred Hal Holbrook. The second television production starred Katherine Hepburn.

Many other performers have appeared in the show in various productions, including Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, Jessica Lange, and Judith Ivy. In 2017, Sally Field was nominated for a Best Actress in a Play TONY.

 

RITZ PRODUCTION TEAM

Producing Artistic Director: Bruce Curless

Director / Production Manager:  Matthew Weil

Technical Director: Connor Profitt

Stage Manager: Melissa Harnois

Assistant Director / Properties: Jenn Adams

Assistant Stage Manager: Eilis Skamarakas

Sound Design: Matthew Gallagher

Costumer: Marley Boone

Lighting Designer / Set Designer: Jennifer Donskey

Group Sales: Robert Repici

 

CAST

 

Laura  –  Sara Viniar

Amanda – Lori Aleixo Howard

Tom  –  Taylor Darden

Jim – Jared Calhoun

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 

Thursday March 14, 7:30 pm (Preview)

Friday March 15, 8:00 pm (Opening)

Saturday March 16, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 17, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm

Friday March 22, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 23, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 24, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm

Friday March 29, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 30, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 31, 2:00 pm

 

TICKET PRICES

Thursday Night Preview – $20.50-$25.50

Sunday Matinees and Wednesday Nights- $23.50-$28.50

Friday and Saturday Nights – $28.50-$33.50

Groups: Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more.

Subscription: Save up to $51!

Flexpass: Save up to $51 and use tix any way you want!

 

Note: $2.50 per ticket Historic Theatre charge applied to all Mainstage sales

The Ritz Theatre Company was founded over thirty years ago to bring live, quality, professional productions to our region … and we’re still doing it today.

Throughout our history, we’ve aspired to make theatre accessible to everyone, to entertain our audiences with favorites, to challenge them (and ourselves) with complex works, to provide on-stage training for actors, to introduce kids to the magic of live theatre, and to help restore the historic building we call our home.

Managed by our staff, supported by a dedicated volunteer base, bolstered by our loyal subscribers, sustained by our generous sponsors and donors, and guided by our Board of Directors, the Ritz remains a gem in the community we gratefully serve.

Please join us!


Location:

915 White Horse Pike Haddon Township, nj 0810