Youngstown State University Theatre opens its fall semester season, which will be virtual, on Friday, September 25 at 7:30pm with Tennessee Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, directed by Matthew Mazuroski. Additional performances are Saturday, September 26 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, September 27 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 3 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; and Sunday, October 4 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. The production will be available at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity at the above times.
The Glass Menagerie is the story of a family desperate to break free of the burdens of their past and their present. This semi-autobiographical account of Tennessee Williams’ early days in 1930s St. Louis is a heartbreaking yet often funny “memory play” told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield. Tom’s mother, Amanda’s husband has abandoned her, and she now lives only for her children; his unmarried sister, Laura, is a fragile and painfully shy creature who retreats into a world of glass animals; and Tom himself is torn between his poetic inclinations and the responsibility of supporting his mother and sister. Each escapes into their own personal “glass menagerie” as a means of eluding the pain of their own – and each other’s – existence.
Ticket prices are general admission, single viewer $10; general admission, group viewing/watch party $25; YSU student and YSU faculty & staff free with inclusion of Banner ID. Patrons may purchase tickets at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity.