‘The Glass Menagerie’ opens Friday at Ramsdell

Jim O’Connor, played by Nick Rader, talks with Laura Wingfield, played by Emma Chasse, in the Manistee Civic Players production of “The Glass Menagerie.” (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

MANISTEE – The Manistee Civic Players production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” will open Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Ramsdell Theatre.

The four-person cast includes Emma Chasse as Laura Wingfield, Travis Spotts as Tom Wingfield, Sharon Gates as Amanda Wingfield and Nick Rader as Jim O’Connor.

The show will continue with 7:30 performances on Aug. 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays Aug. 12 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Tom Richert is directing the play, JoAnn Muma is executive director/producer, Teresa McCann is stage manager, Ashleigh McCabe is operating the sound board, Kendra Carr is in charge of lighting and Peggy Raddatz is the costumer.

Amanda Wingfield (played by Sharon Gates) talks with her daughter Laura (Emma Chasse). (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

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The story line for “The Glass Menagerie” is drawn from the memories of the narrator Tom Wingfield. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother Amanda and sister Laura. The Wingfield’s father ran off years ago and except for one postcard with two words — hello and good bye — has not been heard from since.

Tickets can be reserved by calling TREATicketing at 800-836-0717 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at www.manisteecivicplayers.org. The Ramsdell box office will open Wednesday, Aug. 8 at noon — the box office phone number is (231) 723-9948.

Cash Mob tickets are specially priced and available for the Saturday, Aug. 11 performance for $10 per person. Tickets for other performances are $15 each and a coupon book of six tickets that can be used for any civic players shows, is available for $80.

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Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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