By Colleen Flanagan – Maple Ridge News
A play about overcoming adversity and the undefeatable human spirit is coming to Thomas Haney secondary.
Sightlines Theatre is putting on The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, a play that catapulted the famous American playwright to fame when it premiered in 1944.
“The play is a dream piece. It is entirely a flash-back. It’s told from the perspective of the character of Tom Wingfield,” said director Shelley Evans, the fine arts department head at Thomas Haney.
The play opens with a famous monologue by Tom who is looking back at the apartment he grew up in.
He grew up in St. Louis with a dysfunctional mother and an absent father, whose presence in the play is a looming portrait on top of the mantle.