Duluth Playhouse presents ‘The Glass Menagerie’

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Duluth Playhouse’s Glass Menagerie will be running at the NorShor Theater February 3rd – 12th.

To find ticket information for ‘The Glass Menagerie’ you can visit the Duluth Playhouse’s website.

The story is set in the 1930’s and follows Tom and Laura Wingfield living with their mother, Amanda. Each character going dealing with their own methods of escape in poetic realism. The play is a memory play, it’s told through the perspective of the narrator, Tom Wingfield.

The play is one of Tennessee Williams’ most famous plays that he’s written, Producing Artistic Director Phillip Fazio says, “It’s a play that I think really speaks to generations in different ways, and I think now is a perfect time for us to come back and revisit ‘The Glass Menagerie.'”

Kayla Schiltgen, who plays Laura in the show, says “I think it’s because there’s so many different themes that are emerging from the materials. For me I really love the interesting things about family, there’s even some themes of mental health, relationships, love.”

The main plotline of the play also plays a role in the show’s main message. Chris Ibarra, who plays the gentleman caller, says, “A lot of times in life we feel that there’s something holding us back from where we want to be whether that’s ties with somebody else or our responsibilities towards somebody else.” That’s in reference to the character Tom feels about his family.

Phillip hopes people who haven’t seen ‘The Glass Menagerie” do come see the show. And the cast and crew are pretty excited for audiences to come in and see the show.