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EAC drama to present The Glass Menagerie

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EAC drama to present The Glass Menagerie

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Drama Department is preparing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menageriefor four performances: October 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on October 18 at 2 p.m. in South Campus classroom/theater #3.

“I read this play and fell in love,” said the play’s student director, A.J. Hamilton. “I love the story, the writing, and, most of all, the characters. This play is universal. It connects to anyone who has had a disagreement with their parent.”

The Glass Menagerie, which garnered Williams his first critical acclaim, ran on Broadway for over a year and received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. In this “memory play” Tom Wingfield recalls his life in St. Louis with his mother Amanda, a faded Southern belle, and his sister Laura, a withdrawn and slightly crippled girl who collects glass animal figures.

“Memory takes a lot of poetic license,” Williams wrote in the first scene. “It omits some details; others are exaggerated according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.”

Admission price for The Glass Menagerie is $5/person and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Full-time EAC students are admitted free. Tickets are available at EAC’s Ticket Office, located in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be reserved by calling 428-8228. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.