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Audition Call

The Glass Menagerie

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Written By Tennessee Williams.

Directed by Michael Ducharme

Rehearsals will begin the week of February 26th.

9 Performances between Thursday, April 12 and Sunday, April 28, 2024

The Characters
(2W and 3M)

Amanda Wingfield
The mother whose husband deserted her years ago leaving her with a son and daughter to raise. She lives partially in the world of her youth and her gentlemen callers in order to escape the brutalities of today’s world.

 

Laura Wingfield
The daughter who is slightly crippled. She has retreated from this world and lives in a world of old phonograph records and little glass animals.


Tom Wingfield
The son who is employed in a shoe warehouse in order to support his family. He is a poet by nature and feels that his environment is destroying his creative abilities.


Jim O’Connor
The “emissary” from the world of reality. He is the average or ordinary young man who brings a touch of the common world into the Wingfield world of dreams.


Tennessee Williams (the playwright)
The narrator of the play.

 

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email the theatre at wctperformingartscenter@gmail.com with the subject line The Glass Menagerie Audition RSVP. We will give you a specific time to arrive. Walk up auditions will be allowed but will have to wait for those given priority time slots.

 

Auditions will be held beginning at 6pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Willits Community Theatre located at 37 W. Van Lane in Willits, CA.

 

Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) monologue of your choosing and be prepared to read from the script with other scene partners, as directed.


For more information or to arrange to borrow a script in advance of the auditions, please contact the director, Michael Ducharme, by email at michaeld139@gmail.com or by text at (707) 313-6623.

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