The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is a "memory play", or maybe, a play o­n the mind that delves deep into the humour and tragedy that gives life its horrible beauty. This difficult and complex play is presented flawlessly by a stellar cast: Rosemary Dumsmore, Michelle Monteith, Damien Atkins and Sean Gallagher. All powerful actors in their own right, they work together in harmony, and reveal just how domineering and over bearing Amanda Wingfield (Rosemary) is over her two children, Tom (Damien) and Laura (Michelle); even the audience was overcome by her intensity. The Gentleman Caller (Sean) provides a glimpse of the outside world, fresh and exciting as new rain, and then a final push into dark decent of emotional realism. Chris Abraham is the director responsible for this mass of emotions that touched the chord of human empathy. The Montreal English Critics Circle voted his project, Salt-Water Moon, Best Production of the Year. Workings with him to complete the atmosphere in minute detail were set designers Guido Tondino and Victoria Zimski. Luc Prairie added his flair for lighting and Barbara Rowe was in charge of Costume design. Together with stage manager Monica Esteves, they have produced a great show well worth the time and effort. This is a Pulitzer Prize winning play that o­nce had twenty-five curtain calls in New York. Come out to see what the fuss is about and you will not be disappointed.

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