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"...this is your chance to learn what theater craft - both creation and re-creation - is all about."Susan Pena, Reading Eagle
The fragile glass figurines decorating the otherwise shabby Wingate family apartment in "The Glass Menagerie" are virtual mirrors of its occupants:
Laura, an emotionally and physically hobbled young woman without romantic or occupational prospects.
Amanda, the stranded single mom whose genteel affectations veil her quiet desperation.
And Tom, Laura's devoted older brother, trapped into Man of the House status by his father's abandonment while aching to flee and pursue his dream of becoming a writer—just like his real-life alter-ego, Tennessee Williams, the author of this celebrated, landmark play.
"EPAC's production of The Glass Menagerie is beautiful and haunting. The cast is stellar, and makes this play an exceptional production."Kelli Curtin, theatresensation.com
Williams' delicately balanced "memory play" lacks the violent and sensual dynamics of his later works, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Night of the Iguana, but the aching poetic angst of his Glass Menagerie makes it, for many, his most memorable achievement.
"EPAC's 'Glass Menagerie' sparkles with profound emotion"Jane Holohan, Lancaster Online
Rich Repkoe, the director of the Ephrata Performing Arts Center's forthcoming Sept. 7-21 production of this stage classic, agrees.
"I'm attracted by its simplicity and its humanistic qualities," said Repkoe, who previously directed EPAC's much-lauded Of Mice and Men. "The chance to deconstruct this already brilliantly abstract piece is exciting and an immense challenge. And a large part of that excitement is the amazing collaborative process of working with my ideal cast."
"It's a lovely production, wonderfully cast, of a classic play."Marakay Rogers, Broadway World Online