1936 St. Louis – The story of the Wingfield family (Tom, Amanda and Laura) is told by Tom – in fragments and memories. Son Tom (Holm Bradwell) supports the family by working in a Shoe Warehouse, but dreams of writing and adventure anywhere else. Mother Amanda (Susan Sanders), sells magazine subscriptions, and sustains herself reminiscing about the glorious days of her youth – cotillions and gentlemen callers. Daughter Laura (Laurel Schell) has her memories too – but her past is unfulfilled and her future is uncertain – so she creates her own non-threatening world of music and glass animals. Jim O’Connor, the gentleman caller (David Hale) is a spirit of positivity. His former glory is only an encouragement to him as he envisions his future success. When Jim comes to dinner, he becomes the catalyst that turns their predictable world up-side-down.
The play is said to be the most autobiographical of Tennessee Williams’ plays.
On now till June 17th at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd., Scarborough (at Markham Rd).
Get your tickets at: theatrescarborough.com