“The Glass Menagerie” Opens April 22 at Hubbard Hall

Glass-Menagerie-WebSlider033017The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams

April 22-May 7, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY
Pre-show Conversation at Battenkill Books:
Saturday, April 8 at 11am

Starring Cambridge’s own Christine Decker and directed by Roger Danforth, recent Artistic Director of the Drama League of New York, this American classic tells the tale of Tom, his sister Laura, mother Amanda, and the Gentleman Caller.
A meditation on how the past can haunt our present, this American classic made playwright Tennessee Williams famous and is perhaps his most personal work – giving us a window into his love for his real life sister Rose. Filled with laughter, love, and longing, The Glass Menagerie is a great play about family, forgiveness, and our desire to let go of the past.

This classic Broadway hit comes to Hubbard Hall for the first time on Saturday, April 22 and runs through Sunday, May 7; Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission/$10 Student. All tickets are available online or by calling our box office at 518-677-2495 Wednesday through Friday 10am to 4pm; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out.

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The Cast
Amanda – Christine Decker*
Tom – David Snider
Laura – Grace Sgambettera
Jim – Woodrow Proctor

*Appears Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

About the Director:
Roger Danforth is a New York-based Director, Producer and Arts Executive. His career has brought him such positions as Artistic Director of the Drama League Directors Project, Acting Artistic Director/Literary Manager of The Cleveland Play House, and Literary Advisor and Producer of the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Danforth has directed extensively in New York and regionally. Among his nine productions at the Cleveland Play House are A Christmas Memory with Group Theatre actress Ruth Nelson, Boy Meets Girl with Jane Krakowski, The Heidi Chronicles with Evan Pappas, The Cemetery Club with Elizabeth Franz and Nanette Fabray (co-director), and his world premiere of Seth Greenland’sJungle Rot which was honored with a major grant from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, a Steinberg New Play Citation, and was selected for The Best Plays of 1995-1996. Other notable productions include: Blue Window (Berkshire Theatre Festival), All My Sons (Two River Theatre, “One of NJ’s Top Ten Events of 2006:” Newark Star-Ledger), Galt McDermott’s The Human Comedy (York Theatre Company), the Jeff Award-winning Rosemary (InterAct Theatre) and his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion at Urban Stages, which transferred to Capital Rep. Among other theaters are Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, WPA Theatre, his own company Vanguard Theatre Group, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference where he serves as the Directing Advisor. He has developed plays for the Kennedy Center, The National New Play Network, The Lark, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and has worked with some of the theatre’s best writers including Alan Ball, Jules Feiffer, Jo Carson, Lee Blessing and Lydia Stryk.

Danforth has extensive credits as a producer, having served on the artistic staffs of several New York theatres including the WPA, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, Westbeth Theater Center and Urban Stages. For 11 years, he produced the Drama League’s benefit gala, honoring some of the theatres biggest stars including Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris.  He has always sought to use his art to benefit young artists by doing numerous guest artist residencies, and serving on the adjunct faculties of Marymount Manhattan College and Pace University.  In addition, he has nurtured the careers of some of the finest young directors in America today through his 21 years as artistic director of the Drama League Directors Project.  Danforth is an MFA graduate of The School of Theatre at Florida State University and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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