Bethel College presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Lissa Diaz

The Bethel College Department of theater kicks off the 2018-19 season with THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams. It will be performed on the Earl Reimer stage in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus, Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee at 1p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

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. A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

Purchase tickets online at or call the ticket office at 574.807.7080, Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, students and seniors. THE GLASS MENAGERIE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Services, INC., New York.

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