(Cambridge, NY April 12, 2017) Hubbard Hall is thrilled to be producing Tennessee Williams’ classic Broadway hit The Glass Menagerie for the first time in its almost 40 year history. Opening Saturday, April 22 on Hubbard Hall’s mainstage, this American classic tells the tale of Tom, his sister Laura, their 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.
Roger Danforth, recent Artistic Director of the Drama League of New York, directs a powerful cast including David Snider (last seen as John Proctor in the Hall’s production of The Crucible), Grace Sgambettera, recent Skidmore College graduate and Saratoga Shakespeare actor Woodrow Proctor, and Cambridge’s very own Christine Decker as Amanda.
“I’m thrilled to be producing and appearing in The Glass Menagerie with Christine Decker and this amazing company of actors,” says Executive & Artistic Director David Snider. “It’s actually a very fun, funny play about family. It’s been a joy to work on and I know audiences are going to be blown away by Roger’s work on this. I’ve known Roger for over sixteen years and this play was the perfect opportunity to have him join us at the Hall.”
“It’s a real pleasure to be directing a masterwork by one of America’s finest writers,” says director Roger Danforth. “Tennessee Williams’s plays continue to speak to us with even more beauty and urgency as time goes on. I am confident that Hubbard Hall audiences will be moved and delighted as our wonderful company of actors bring this classic to vibrant life.”
Performances of The Glass Menagerie will run Saturday, April 22 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. Final preview ticket prices on Saturday, April 22 at 2pm are $15 General Admission/$5 Student. All tickets are available online at hubbardhall.org or by calling our box office at 518-677-2495 Wednesdays through Fridays 10am to 4pm; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. If you cannot attend but would like to continue to support the work of the Hall, please donate or sign up for the e-newsletter at hubbardhall.org, or like and follow us on Facebook.
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today’s newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall’s current 501c3 has engaged hundreds of artists and students and thousands upon thousands of audience members in acclaimed productions ranging from world premiere musicals to the great works of Chekhov, Shaw, Miller, and Shakespeare, amongst many others. As a training ground for both young and seasoned artists, Hubbard Hall continues to develop a new generation of artists and audiences while providing opportunities for artists and audiences to take new risks and grow beyond their comfort zone. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.