Playmakers Theatre’s Closing Weekend for The Glass Menagerie

This weekend is the last chance for theatre-goers to go see The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at The Playmakers Theatre in Covington. The show, which was co-Directed by Micheal Doyle Graves and Anysia Genre, opened Feb. 20 but will hold its final two performances on Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m.

The Glass Menagerie follows the experiences and memories of the Wingfield family as they financially struggle during the Great Depression Era. Although set in the 1930s, Matthew Eli Judd, who plays the main character and narrator Tom Wingfield, inferred that the classic show has modern-day relevance. 

“I think that’s [the play] also pretty prevalent in people’s lives today, dealing with the pandemic and being stuck at home,” Judd said. “You know, working in less than ideal situations, not being able to have the social outlets that you want. It’s a play that carries a lot of personal aspects of Tennessee Williams’ life, while also kinda providing this timeless story of trying to survive and make do and deal with the difficulties of life.”

Judd explained how the acting process of putting on a show has changed due to the global pandemic. Judd is accompanied by Arden Allen Dufilho who plays his mother, Amanda Wingfield, Jamie Ferguson Lee who plays his sister, Laura Wingfield, and Jason Smith who plays Jim O’Connor, the “gentleman caller”. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at playmakersinc.com.  

Dufilho will be directing the next show of the Playmaker’s Theatre season, In One Bed and Out the Other, which will run from April 17- May 2. For more information on events \at The Playmaker’s Theatre in Covington, visit playmakersinc.com.

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