Tennessee Williams play coming to Maple Ridge

June 2, 2017

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.

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