Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 3/27-4/13
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by BWW News Desk
Following its delightful presentation of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will take a turn for the dramatic as it presents Tennessee Williams' powerful classic, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, March 27 through April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. The play is the second installment in Lyric's 50th Anniversary Season and will star nationally-recognized, Washington, D.C. actress Helen Hedman as Amanda.
"THE GLASS MENAGERIE is a classic work of literature that many of us read in high school or college because we had to, but to see it on stage is a truly moving experience," said Michael Baron, Lyric's artistic director and director of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. "All four of the characters are based on people in Williams' life and it is an honor to have Helen spearhead the cast. Having worked with her previously at Ford's Theatre, I know that she will take the audience on an emotional journey of love and self-discovery."
Written based on circumstances in Williams' real life, the memory play revolves around the main character, Tom, who narrates the story of his last days at home with his mother Amanda and sister Laura. Tom is a dreamer and believes he is destined for more than the sedentary life his family sustains.
Joining Hedman in the cast are Alex John Enterline as Tom, Dallas Lish as the "gentleman caller" Jim and fresh, Oklahoma talent Lindsay Pittman as Laura. Enterline was last seen on the Lyric Stage as Count Chamberlain in CALL ME MADAM, in BYE BYE BIRDIE and as Georg in SPRING AWAKENING. Lish is currently appearing as Billy in Lyric's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING and some of his most recent credits include playing Curly in Discoveryland's OKLAHOMA! and SUNSET BOULEVARD at Broadway Tonight! Pittman is currently a senior drama student at The University of Oklahoma and her recent credits include THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Tickets to all of Lyric's 2013 shows are now on sale. To buy tickets, visit Lyric's box office at 1727 NW 16th Street, call (405) 524-9312 or visit LyricTheatreOKC.com. Performances will be held at the Plaza Theatre at 1725 NW 16th Street. Performance times are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma's leading professional theatre company. For 50 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric produces four large-scale, fully orchestrated musicals at the Civic Center Music Hall each summer, as well as four smaller works at the Plaza Theatre during the spring, fall and winter. Lyric's ThElma Gaylord Academy is a professional training ground for students ages 5-18 offering classes in all aspects of musical theatre. Academy students have the opportunity to perform in two full-scale productions each year on the Plaza Theatre stage. For more information visit LyricTheatreOKC.com.