The first production by Birmingham’s new Actors Theatre of Alabama has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious, seventh-annual Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in Provincetown, Mass., as one of the festival’s seven theatre presentations.
The Glass Menagerie will have four performances from September 20-23, according to a news release from ATA founder Tom Wofford. In a festival with productions coming from as far away as South Africa, ATA’s Menagerie will be the only one from the Deep South, Wofford’s release states.
Menagerie, directed by Will York and starring Celeste Burnum and Jonathan Miles, concludes its run in Birmingham this weekend, with shows August 2-4 at Birmingham Festival Theatre (BFT), which is ATA’s collaborating theatre. The play stars Amanda Maddox, who appeared in BFT’s recent Last Hotel for Women, as Laura, and Trey York as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.
The production at BFT got a rave review from Mary Calurso of the Birmingham News. She wrote that the staging “grabs the 1944 drama by the throat and takes its family tension to a high pitch.” Speaking of York and his cast, Calurso said, “While respectful of the source material, they’re not afraid to attack its complexities with passion.”
The Glass Menagerie will be performed at BFT from Thursday, August 2, through Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m.
For tickets, call (205) 777-5857. For more information about the ATA, go to www.actorstheatreofalabama.com.
For more information about the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, go to http://twptown.org/shows.