The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “The Glass Menagerie” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Klinger-Neal Theatre.
The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “The Glass Menagerie” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
The play by Tennessee Williams is set in 1936. The audience will experience the life of the Wingfield family under its matriarch, Amanda Wingfield. Tom, Amanda’s son, interacts with the audience and the other characters as he describes not only what happened, but also what will happen. He takes the audience back in time but also provides some hope in the end.
“This is a play that will touch on many emotions, from laughter to heartache, and will be an enjoyable time at the theatre,” said guest director Callie Hisek, an instructor and box office manager at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. “This is a story about family, dreams, hopes and missed opportunities.”
Morningside student cast members include Elizabeth Planck of Omaha, Neb., as the mother; Austin Brunick of Sioux Falls, S.D., as the son; Alyssa Rager of Sioux City as the daughter; and Jaden Lux of Cherokee, Iowa, as the gentleman caller.
Students on the crew are Morgan Polenske of Randolph, Neb., as stage manager; Erica Young of Waverly, Iowa, as wardrobe head; Destiny Clark of Sumner, Iowa, as light board operator; Rachel Koch of Denison, Iowa, as sound board operator; and Stephen Jessen of Exira, Iowa, as master carpenter.
Student carpenters for the production are Brunick; Koch; Planck; Polenske; Rager; Martin Abbott of Maple Grove, Minn.; Brock Bourek of Columbus, Neb.; Kyle Bower of Polk City, Iowa; Dylan Casper of Sioux City; Brett DeJong of Omaha, Neb.; Daniel Garcia Aguilar of Sioux City; Ben Kurz of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Riley Liljenquist of Pocatello, Idaho; Alex Marrujo of Phoenix, Ariz.; Zeb McCubbin of Rockwell City, Iowa; Juan Rosales of Storm Lake, Iowa; Nick Shea of Princeton, Minn.; and Benji Sitzmann of Le Mars, Iowa.
Students doing scenic painting are Kurz; Kelsey Brenner of Schaller, Iowa; Sheila Ruiz of Santa Ana, Calif.; and Krista Waite of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Betty Skewis-Arnett, professor of theatre at Morningside, is the costumer for the production. Set and lighting design is by visiting faculty artist Tim Case.
Tickets are $8 at the door.