The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Craig Bergum

Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.

Produced by Stage One Inc. at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville

Performances: March 14-24, 2013

Performance Times: March 14, 15, 16, 22, & 23 at 7:30 PM 17 & 24 at 2 PM

Ticket Prices: $15 - Adult $8 - Student Pay What You Can - March 14 (at the door)

Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Open auditions for Stage One Inc.'s production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Craig Bergum.

We will be casting two women and two men.
Amanda the mother, 50s
Laura the daughter, 20s
Tom the son, late 20s
Jim, a nice young man, 20s

All audition materials will be provided.

Where: The Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI.

When: January 6 & 7 from 7 PM - 9 PM *If you can't attend either night and still wish to audition please email producer Mike Stalsberg at or call 608-346-5509 to schedule an alternate time.