Centenary Theatre Program to stage Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie” April 21-24

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary Theatre Program (CTP) will stage a production of Tennessee Williams’ award-winning play, The Glass Menagerie, at the College’s Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 through 23 as well as a 2:00 p.m. performance on April 24. Centenary junior Arden Alexander Miller will direct the cast of Centenary students.

The Glass Menagerie premiered in Chicago in 1944 and opened on Broadway in March 1945, where it was the winner of that year’s New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and launched Williams from obscurity into fame. This semi-autobiographic memory play has enjoyed three subsequent Broadway revivals and two American film adaptations.

The cast for Centenary’s production of The Glass Menagerie includes Charlie Roppolo as Tom Wingfield, Sabrina Scott as Amanda Wingfield, Emily Clarke as Laura Wingfield, and Tucker “PJ” Souther as Jim O’Connor.

Director Miller, a native of Shongaloo, Louisiana and a graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, is a third year theatre major at Centenary who plans to pursue an MFA in directing.

“Something that has been very exciting as a director is helping an actor find that one piece of information that clicks things in place for them,” said Miller. “That piece of information, whether it be an objective, a verb to play, or character work, can change the whole dynamic of a scene.”

Tickets are free for all Centenary students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for non-Centenary patrons are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/military, and $10 for students. Tickets available at centenary.edu/mlptickets.


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