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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ina Marlowe
Sep 9 - Oct 16, 2016
Ricketson Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
• DRAMA • CLASSIC
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission
Ticket Price: Varies by date and availability. Come early and save! Tickets start at $35 for Sep 9 - 15
Age Recommendation: Middle school+
Advisory: This production uses e-cigarettes.

The Wingfield family is trapped in a cage of nostalgia in their drab 1930s apartment. They dream of lives they wished they had but never pursued, of opportunities drifting away with the passing of time. But when a long-awaited gentleman caller from their past joins them for dinner, fantasy and reality collide as expectations shatter like glass. See the DCPA’s first-ever production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece of American theatre.

Producing Partner:  June Travis

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Creative Team Perspectives
Creative Team Perspectives
Sep 9 | 6:00pm

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Cast Perspectives
Cast Perspectives
Sep 18 | 1:30pm
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Perspectives: Higher Education Advisory Council
Perspectives: Higher Education Advisory Council
Sep 25 | 1:30pm

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Perspectives: Theatre & Theology
Perspectives: Theatre & Theology
Sep 27 | 6:30pm

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ASL & Audio-Described Matinee
Oct 15 | 1:30pm

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The Glass Menagerie- 2016-17 Theatre Company Season
 

Video: Inside look at the making of The Glass Menagerie

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Aubrey Deeker
Aubrey Deeker, Tom
At the Theatre Company: title role in Hamlet. International: Love’s Labor’s Lost at The Royal Shakespeare Company, UK. Regional: Thirteen productions as affiliated artist at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, as well as productions at Geffen Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Wilma Theater, Studio Theatre, Folger Theatre, Round House, and Lincoln Center, among others. TV/Film: “The Man in the High Castle,” “True Blood,” “The Wire,” “The Mentalist,” “Backstrom,” “Crisis,” “NCIS,” “NCIS New Orleans,” “Castle,” Peter’s Plan, Distance, Leave No Marine Behind, The Seer. Awards: Multiple Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award nominations. Training: North Carolina School of the Arts.
Kathleen McCall
Kathleen McCall, Amanda
At the Theatre Company: 11 seasons. Kathleen has been a professional actress for over 30 years working on Broadway, Off- Broadway, national tours, and at regional theatres throughout the country, as well as in television and film. She is an inductee of Marquis Who’s Who of American Women in the Arts and a Lunt/Fontanne Fellowship Recipient. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. www.kathleenmccall.net
Amelia Pedlow
Amelia Pedlow , Laura
At the Theatre Company: Hamlet, The Liar. Off-Broadway: ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull Theatre Company), The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company), You Never Can Tell (Pearl Theatre Company). Regional: The Metromaniacs (The Old Globe and The Shakespeare Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice (The Shakespeare Theatre); Ether Dome (La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and Huntington Theatre Company); Legacy of Light (Cleveland Playhouse); The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tempest (Virginia Stage Company); Death of a Salesman, Sick (Chautauqua Theatre Company). TV: “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Shades of Blue,” and “The Blacklist.” Education: BFA, Juilliard.
John Skelley
John Skelley, The Gentleman Caller
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Changeling (Red Bull Theater); Desire (59E59/The Acting Company); Hamlet (as Hamlet), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (The Acting Company). Regional credits include: 15 productions at The Guthrie Theater including Long Day’s Journey into Night, Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth; Art, And a Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre Company); Desire (NY Stage and Film); Tribes (Florida Repertory Theatre). TV/Film: “Elementary,” Into Temptation. BFA, U of MN, Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.
Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams , Playwright
Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the local Episcopal clergyman. When his father, a traveling salesman, moved his family to St. Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. Williams entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play, Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire and in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other plays include Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Baby Doll, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Ascending, Suddenly Last Summer, The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth, and The Two-Character Play. Tennessee Williams died in 1983.
Ina Marlowe
Ina Marlowe, Director
At the Theater Company: Debut. New York: Boss Grady’s Boys (American premiere). Regional productions include: Merchant of Venice (Utah Shakespearean Festival). Chicago productions include: Moon for the Misbegotten (Jefferson Award), Belfry (American premiere), An American Daughter (Midwest premiere), Lady from Dubuque (Midwest premiere), Sister Carrie (world premiere adaptation). Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre in Chicago. Producing Artistic Director of Organic Theater Company in Chicago. She has worked with Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, Sebastian Barry, Billy Roche.
Meghan Anderson Doyle
Meghan Anderson Doyle, Costume Designer
At the Theatre Company: FADE, Tribes, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jackie & Me, The Giver, Superior Donuts, Well and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: At Off-Center (Sweet & Lucky, CULT FOLLOWING seasons 1-5, Lord of the Butterflies), DCPA Cabaret (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! and Five Course Love). Other Theatres: Curious Theatre Company (Marcus or the Secret of Sweet, In The Red and Brown Water, Good People, The Brothers Size, A Number, Up, tempOdyssey), The Aurora Fox (Metamorphoses), National Theatre Conservatory Rep (2005-2012). Special/Training: DCPA Theatre Company Costume Design Associate 2006-present. BA in Theatre, University of Denver; MFA in Costume Design, University of Florida.
Charles R. MacLeod
Charles R. MacLeod, Lighting Designer
At the Theatre Company: (300+ productions/34 seasons). As You Like It, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Shadowlands, black odyssey, Jackie & Me, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Reckless, When Tang Met Laika, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lydia, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1001, Gem of the Ocean, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol, Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, My Way, Forbidden Broadway, Always…Patsy Cline; Love, Janis and Girls Only, The Secret Comedy of Women.
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D, Voice and Dialect Coach
At the Theatre Company: FADE, The Nest, Tribes, Benediction, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Shadowlands, Hamlet, black odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Jackie & Me, The Most Deserving, Just Like Us, Death of a Salesman, When We Are Married, Fences, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, Great Wall Story. Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (Arthur Miller’s American Clock). Special/Training: Voice and Dialect Coach for numerous professional theatre companies in the United States, Head of Voice at DCPA Theatre Company. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
Elissa Myers Casting
Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Foquet, CSA
Three Emmy nominations and one win, and one Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. Over 15 films for PBS. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows and 26 Off- Broadway shows. Current regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”
Tyler Nelson
Tyler Nelson, Sound Designer
At the Theatre Company: FADE, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Most Deserving, The Giver, and Ed, Downloaded. Off-Center: DATE*, Square of Ice, CULT FOLLOWING season 1, The L&J&J Project, Hip-Hop Jambalaya, Wii: The Ultimate Baseball Game. Other Theatres: Applebox Theatre Company (Buried Child, Summertree). Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Sound Engineering, University of Colorado Denver.
Stephanie Prugh
Stephanie Prugh, Dramaturg
At the Theatre Company: Script Manager for The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The 12. Other theatres (various roles): La Jolla Playhouse (Indecent, Healing Wars, Without Walls Festival, Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, Guards at the Taj), New York Theatre Workshop (The Events). Training: MA in Theatre, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Joseph P. Tilford
Joseph P. Tilford, Scenic Design
At the Theatre Company: Debut. He has designed at many of America’s most prominent professional theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Goodman Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Indiana Rep, Missouri Rep, Syracuse Stage, the Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Milwaukee Rep. He has taught design at Cornell, Northwestern, Wright State, and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His design work has been exhibited in the American Professional Exhibit at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial, and in a solo retrospective at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
Christopher C. Ewing
Christopher C. Ewing, Production Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (29 seasons) Animal Crackers, Death of a Salesman, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, When We Are Married, Fences, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, Plainsong, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Funny Thing… Forum, The Clean House, Gem of the Ocean, A Flea in Her Ear, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown’s Body, The Skin of Our Teeth, Almost Heaven and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Other Theatres: Colorado Ballet, DCPA Broadway, Bonfils Theatre. Training: BFA in Theatre Design/Technology, Loretto Heights College.
D. Lynn Reiland
D. Lynn Reiland, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (14 seasons) The Nest, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Most Deserving. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, Perception. Other theatres: Curious Theatre Company, Phamaly Theatre Company, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.
Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director

Kent is in his 12th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company. In Denver he directed productions of Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, Amadeus, The Liar and Measure for Measure, among others.

Three of Kent’s major accomplishments since coming to Denver have been the creation of Off-Center (innovative theatrical experiences aimed at millennial audiences), the Colorado New Play Summit (a premier national festival for new American plays), and the Women’s Voices Fund (an endowment that supports the commissioning and development of new plays by women).

Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 seasons. Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project, which commissioned and produced 16 world premieres during his tenure. He served eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Fulbright Scholars Program, The Wallace Funds, The Doris Duke Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.

Charles Varin
Charles Varin, Managing Director
Charles Varin and his team are responsible for administrative, financial and business operations related to producing the Theatre Company’s season of productions and other artistic and educational initiatives. Prior to DCPA, Charles was General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and also has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre.
Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production

Jeff is in his fourth season at the DCPA and oversees everything you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

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