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Brunswick Little Theatre Announces Auditions For

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by Victor Gallo. Assistant Director Pam McClure.

Show dates: April 20-23 & 27-30, 2023.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

Questions? GlassMenagerieBLT@gmail.com

 

Audition Dates/Locations (no appointment required):

Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT), 8068 River Road SE, Southport, NC 28461

https://brunswicklittletheatre.com/

Sunday, February 12th from 12-2pm

Wednesday, February 15th from 7-9pm

 

Hannah Block USO Building, 120 S. 2nd Street, Wilmington                        (33 min. to BLT)

Monday, February 13th from 7-9pm

 

Call back (if needed): Thursday February 16th at 7pm at BLT

 

Useful forms for the audition can be found at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s19e3i4fvj8514p/AABLbgesof0q6MDEHyeXj6FAa?dl=0

  • Audition form. You may fill it out in advance or at the audition. Please bring a resume, if available.
  • Conflict calendar. Please mark the calendar (or bring a list) with all known conflict dates.
  • Sides. Based on turnout, every actor may not read every side. Additional sides may be provided for cold readings.

 

Synopsis/Characters:

A memory play set in 1930s St. Louis, The Glass Menagerie is a metaphoric reference to the illusion and fragility of life, drawing strongly from the author’s life.

Amanda Wingfield (40+) is abandoned by her husband with two young children, now in their 20s. She escapes this reality by frequently reliving her youth as a southern belle besieged with gentlemen callers.

Tom Wingfield (20’s), her son (acting as both narrator and character), is burdened by having to support the family working in a shoe factory. While yearning desperately to live his own life as a poet, he is haunted about following the example set by his father’s abandonment.

Laura Wingfield (20’s), her daughter, has a limp due to a childhood disease and is painfully shy as a result, retreating into her own world of music and her glass animal collection. Yet Laura is the only family member not crippled by unmet and unrealistic expectations. She is simple, quiet, kind, and impossible to dislike.

Amanda is convinced the only solution to Laura’s problem is in finding a good husband, and pesters Tom to bring home a gentleman caller.

Jim O’Connor (20’s), Tom’s work friend, is the gentleman caller Tom invites to dinner. He is a nice young man who has not gone as far as he hoped, yet has big plans for his future.

Amanda sees this dinner as Laura’s opportunity, and prepares meticulously. Laura is incapacitated with anxiety about meeting Jim. But in private moments after dinner, Jim is kind and engaging, and Laura begins to come out of her shell. After sharing a kiss, Jim apologizes to Laura and reveals he is engaged. The disappointment shatters Amanda’s dream, and – perhaps – Laura’s, too. Amanda turns on Tom, blaming him for bringing an engaged man, and they argue vehemently. As a result, Tom leaves to pursue his own dreams. He finds, however, that he is still shackled to his sister through his guilt, moving emptily from place to place.

 

 

 

Wonderful! 

Actors and Actresses. If you have an interest, we encourage everyone to audition regardless of your acting experience. We all started somewhere! No previous acting necessary, but if you have it, it’s a plus. Our goal is to make this experience a fun and rewarding one for all involved.

For more information or to volunteer, call us at (910) 447-2586 or email us at brunswicklittletheatre@gmail.com