Feb. 22, 2011
Walnut Street Theatre to present Tennessee Williams'
"The Glass Menagerie" March 1st as part of WVU Parkersburg's Distinguished Performance
Dr. H.G. Young, III, coordinator of DP Series, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National touring ensemble The
Walnut Street Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' critically acclaimed "The
Glass Menagerie" on Tuesday (March 1) at West Virginia University at
Curtain time is 7 p.m. in the
College Activities Center. The production is a part of the college's
Distinguished Performance Series.
Tickets are available in the
college's Business Office. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, students.
WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets. All tickets
at the door are at regular price.
of Williams' earliest successes, the timeless tale of the Wingfield family
is brought to life in Walnut Street Theatre's new production. The
strained relationships of Tom, Laura and Amanda play out in Williams'
autobiographical play, encased in themes of the power of memory and
inescapable reality for which this enduring drama is best known.
At the conclusion of Tuesday's
performance, there will be a post performance discussion with the
In conjunction with the
theatrical production, WVU Parkersburg will offer several free related
activities which are open to the public. At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday
(March 1), Wendy Scharfman of the Walnut Street Theatre will present
"Exploration of 'The Glass Menagerie.'" It will be held in the college
On Wednesday (March 2), there
will be a special panel discussion at 12:30 p.m. in the college theatre.
Hosted by the college's Humanities Speakers Series, the discussion will
cover "Tennessee Williams: An Artist's Life in Perspective.
Walnut Street Theatre's 2011
national tour of "The Glass Menagerie" marks the centennial of
Founded in 1809, Walnut Street
Theatre is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States.
Over the past two centuries, the Walnut’s landmark theatre, located in
Philadelphia, has been graced by some of America’s most legendary
performers, including Ethel Barrymore, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Helen
Hayes and Kathryn Hepburn. Its grand stage has housed a wide range of
entertainment and national events, including circus, opera, vaudeville,
lectures, music, dance, motion pictures, live theatre and even the first
televised Presidential Debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
Today the Walnut offers
world-class entertainment with five-play Mainstage and Studio seasons as
well as education programs. Through its theater school, touring outreach,
the Adopt A School program and the family-focused Walnut Street Theatre for
Kids, the Walnut’s education programs reach nearly 110,000 children and
This program is presented
with financial assistance from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, West
Virginia Division of Culture and History, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on
for the Arts, with the approval of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)