FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 19, 2009
MUW theatre department presents Tennessee Williams’ classic
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Mississippi University for Women’s Theatre
Department will present Tennessee Williams’ classic, “The Glass
Menagerie,” on Feb. 26- March 1.
The show is being presented on campus in the Cromwell Communications Center theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and may be purchased at the door or in advance in the Fine Arts Building, Room 109.
This unforgettable and haunting classic is one of the enduring
masterpieces of American theatre, penned by one of the nation’s most prolific and moving playwrights, Columbus native Tennessee Williams.
Director Brook Hanemann, a MUW professor of theatre who is teaching Women of Tennessee Williams, said, “This is the play that made Tennessee Williams famous. It is loosely biographical and tragically beautiful. What an honor it is to get a chance to present the play in Tennessee’s home town.”
Cast Members are:
● Alex Jenkins, Winfield, Ala., native as Tom Wingfield
● Jessi Tidwell, Winfield, Ala., native as Laura Wingfield
● Aja Wilson, Native of New Orleans, La., as Amanda Wingfield
● Dustin Gibson of Columbus as The Gentleman Caller
Additional Events connected to this performance:
MEALS FOR A QUARTER IN THE QUARTER
Date: Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Second Stage, Cromwell (Room 235), MUW campus
Cost: 25 cents (First come, first served)
Description: When Williams was a struggling artist in New Orleans, he
lived for a while in a home run by an eccentric landlady who tried
briefly to open a restaurant. To help pay rent, Williams passed out
flyers for his landlady brandishing his own advertising slogan; "Meals
for a Quarter in the Quarter." The Feb. 20 event, by the same title, is
a first come, first served "dinner and movie" featuring the Marlon
Brando classic “Streetcar Named Desire.” The film will be introduced
with a mini lecture. Participants will dine on New Orleans-style red
beans and rice.
STELLA / STANLEY SCREAMING CONTEST
Date: Feb. 25 at noon
Location: Lawn across from Hogarth Dining Center
Description: In honor of the New Orleans Tennessee Williams and
Literary Festival and in promotion of the local and affiliate Tennessee
Williams’ festivals, there will be a "Stell-llahhh" and "Stanley"
screaming contest. Men should be prepared to give a rousing rendition of the line that Marlon Brando made so famous. Ladies should be ready to gather all their strength and shout Stanley's name to the heavens. Those wishing to participate can contact Hanemann at BHanemann@as.muw.edu to register, or sign up on the call-board located upstairs in Cromwell, across from room 236. A few slots will remain open for walk-ups. Prizes will be awarded for the best male and female performers. The event is free and open to the public. First prize will be an evening at the Amzi-Love Bed and Breakfast.
For play information, contact Hanemann at (662) 329-7162. For ticket
information, contact Kari Morris at (662) 329-7341.