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Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Glass Menagerie’

Town Players of Newtown will host open auditions for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams on Sunday and Tuesday, February 23 and 25, from 7 to 9 pm each night.

A faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility, Amanda Wingfield creates a world of illusion for herself and her two children, Tom and Laura. When Amanda’s efforts to snag a “gentleman caller” for her daughter cause that fragile world to come crashing down, the result is heartache and loss.

A classic by one of America’s foremost playwrights, The Glass Menagerie will finish its Broadway revival in February.

The production calls for two men and two women.  Marla Manning of Easton will direct.

Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the play and be ready to read from sides from the script. No appointment is necessary.

All roles are available and open to both professionals and amateurs alike.

Rehearsals begin the week of March 2. Performances begin April 25, Friday and Saturday evenings, with two Sunday matinees, for a total of ten performances through May 17.

All questions may be directed to info@newtownplayers.org.

Town Players of Newtown is a community theater currently in its 79th season. The Glass Menagerie is the opening production for the 2014 season, which will continue with I Hate Hamlet,  June 27-June 20; Fully Committed, a special Black Box performance, August 1-9; An Inspector Calls, September 5-27; Lend Me A Tenor, October 31-November 22; and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, December 5-14.

Its theater, The Little Theatre, is at 18 Orchard Hill Road, just off Route 25.

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