Glass Menagerie – 5th Wall Theatre

By | December 22, 2019
Directed by Morrie Piersol
January 17th – February 8th
at The Basement (300 E. Broad St.)
5th Wall Theatre’s Artistic Director Carol Piersol is delighted to announce the next show in their 2019-2020 season, Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie tells the story of Amanda Wingfield, a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that the family have created in order to make life bearable collapse around them. A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is an icon of the American theater and was the recipient of the award for Best New Play from the New York Drama Critic’s Circle.

Opening January 17 th , the Richmond production will be directed by Morrie Piersol. The
ensemble cast includes Lian-Marie Holmes as Amanda Wingfield, Matt Bloch as Tom
Wingfield, Louise Keeton as Laura Wingfield, and Cooper Sved as Jim O’Connor, the
gentleman caller. It is manned by a talented local stage crew, and features scenic
design by Tennessee Dixon, lighting design by Michael Jarrett, sound design by Ryan
Dygert, and costume design by Kymm Mincks. Production stage management will be
performed by Meredith Franklin, with properties management provided by Pam

The Glass Menagerie begins January 17th, 2020 and runs through February 8th, 2020. A
Special Community Night Performance will be held on February 4th , 2020. All performances are at The Basement, 300 East Broad Street, Richmond VA. Tickets are
available at

Amanda Wingfield………………. Lian-Marie Holmes
Tom Wingfield……………………..Matt Bloch
Laura Wingfield……………………Louise Keeton
Jim O’Connor…………………….. Cooper Sved

Direction: Morrie Piersol
Producer: Carol Piersol
Scenic Design: Tennessee Dixon
Lighting Design: Michael Jarett
Sound Design: Ryan Dygert
Costume Design: Kymm Mincks
Stage Management: Meredith Franklin
Properties Management: Pam Connolly
Photography: Tom Topinka

Friday, January 17 – 8PM
Saturday, January 18 – 8PM
Sunday, January 19 – 4PM

Thursday, January 23 – 8PM
Friday, January 24 – 8PM
Saturday, January 25 – 8PM
Sunday, January 26 – 4PM

Thursday, January 30 – 8PM
Friday, January 31 – 8PM
Saturday, February 1 – 8PM
Sunday, February 2 – 4PM

Tuesday, February 4 – 8PM
Thursday, February 6 – 8PM
Friday, February 7 – 8PM
Saturday, February 8 – 8PM

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