Landmark and Backyard Theater’s 2016
Seasons will start off with a collaborative effort to produce the literary classic,
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee
Williams, showing February 27, March 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8pm and February 28, March 6, 13 at 2pm.
Menagerie is, as the main
character Tom says, a memory play. The play takes place in St. Louis, Missouri,
where Tom works in a show factory dreaming of having a life of adventure like
those he sees in the movies. His mother, Amanda, is concerned about finding a ‘beau’
for his emotionally crippled sister, whose only focus is on her glass animal
collection. When he finally brings a friend home for dinner, we see their
dreams and nightmares collide. It is a story of longing and the desire to have
a better life while trapped by the bonds of the past.
Menagerie is directed by Donato J.
D’Albis. D’Albis is the Artistic Director of Backyard Theater Ensemble, a local
theater company committed to producing theater that is inspiring and challenging.
D’Albis recently directed BTE’s award winning play Laundry and Bourbon and last summer’s production of Gidion’s Knot. He has worked in regional
theater on both coasts as well as worked on bringing new works to the stage in
New York, New Haven, and recently at the Warner’s International Playwright
Heading up the cast of The Glass Menagerie are Thomaston-area regulars. BTE founder Chet
Ostroski will play Tom, the play’s narrator who feels smothered by his family
and torn by his desire for escape. Lucia Dressel will play his relentless
mother, Amanda Wingfield. Playing the role of Tom’s fragile sister, Laura, is
Nicole Thomas. Finally, Matthew Albert will play Laura’s love interest, Jim,
the gentleman caller her mother has been waiting for.
LCT & BTE are excited to share this artistic
collaboration with audiences of all ages. Williams’ play has withstood the test
of time in print, film, and on stage.
Come enjoy the experience of quality live
theater in a historic Connecticut landmark showing February
27, March 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8pm and February
28, March 6, February 3, 2016 13 at 2pm.
For more information on tickets and
group sales, contact or visit the Box Office (860) 283-6250 Monday – Friday 1pm
– 6pm and Saturday 1pm - 4pm @ 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06790. Or purchase
tickets online: www.landmarkcommuntytheatre.org.