‘Glass Menagerie’ opens today at Troy

Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

“The Glass Menagerie” opens tonight at the Trojan Center Theater and will continue through the weekend with performances at 7 p.m.  Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 matinee performance on Sunday.

The Troy University Department of Theater and Dance will perform the iconic Tennessee Williams play, which is set in 1937 and focuses on a St. Louis family as they struggle with the past and face and an uncertain future. The play is under the direction of Adena Moree.

Since its premiere in 1944, “The Glass Menagerie” has been studied and performed in classrooms and theaters around the world.

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“The Glass Menagerie” is a memory play and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield, Moree said. Tom is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother and sister.

“No play in the modern theater has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as ‘The Glass Menagerie,’” said Tori Lee Averett, department chair.

General admission tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5 with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Trojan Center Box Office or online at www.troy. Tickets will also be available at the door.