Georgia Shakespeare Announces Opening Night of Tennessee Williams’|The Glass Menagerie October 7, 2011

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    ATLANTA, GA – After announcing early success in its ongoing campaign, Georgia Shakespeare is thrilled to announce the opening of The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, directed Richard Garner, opening on October 7, 8pm curtain. There is a preview performance on October 6 and the show runs through October 30.

    Georgia Shakespeare announces its fall show will go on as planned after the company launched a “Save the Theatre” campaign earlier this month. The company is at 65% of the $500,000 dollars they’ve identified as needing by the end of the year. More details about the campaign are available on the website: http://www.gashakespeare.org.

    ABOUT THE GLASS MENAGERIE

    A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world.  Tennessee Williams’ memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to escape, but truly cannot.

    The Glass Menagerie features Joe Knezevich (Tom), Mary Lynn Owen (Amanda), Bethany Anne Lind (Laura) and Travis Smith (Gentleman Caller).

    The Glass Menagerie is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., on behalf of the University of the South, Sewanee , Tennessee .

    Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Student matinee performances are scheduled. Please contact Liz Hartnett, Liz Hartnett, Education Sales Coordinator, at 404-504-3422, or email her at Liz@GaShakes.org, for more information.

    TICKETS

    Tickets are $15 – $45 and are on sale now; 10/6 preview tickets are just $12. For more information call the box office at 404-504-1473 or visit http://www.gashakespeare.org. Group, student, and senior discounts are available. Student matinee tickets are available by contacting Liz Harnett, Education Sales Coordinator, at 404-504-3422, or by email, Liz@GaShakes.org

    MEDIA INVITATION

    Members of the media (and a guest) are invited to attend opening night performance, October 7, 8pm curtain, and the reception with the cast and crew immediately following. Please RSVP by email to Jenny@KickStrategy.com by Wednesday, October 5. Please respond as a party of two if you will be bringing a guest.

    INTERVIEWS

    Interviews with directors, company members and administration available upon request. Show imagery available upon request. Contact Jenny Costantino: Jenny@kickstrategy.com.

    ABOUT GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE’S SPONSORS:

    Season Sponsors: Oglethorpe University , The Georgia Council for the Arts, The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

    The Tempest: Callner, Portnoy and Strawser PC

    The Jungle Book: Atlanta Parent Magazine

    The Icarus Project 2012: Turner Voices

    Additional support provided by The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Southern Company, The Kendeda Fund, and The Shubert Foundation

    ABOUT GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE

    Founded in 1985, Georgia Shakespeare creates thoughtful, bold and passionate interpretations of a diverse body of work rooted in Shakespeare and branching out to embrace the best writers and ideas of all eras.  On the stage and through educational programming, we strive to entertain, to ignite the imagination and to creatively explore the journey of the human spirit. Our vision is to make Georgia Shakespeare a national model for establishing a welcoming creative home where artists and audiences unite in a shared discovery of the power of adventurous classic theatre. Georgia Shakespeare is a proud member of Theatre Communications Group, Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, Southeastern Theatre Conference, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), and Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts.

    Georgia Shakespeare is the Professional Theater in Residence at Oglethorpe University , and is located at 4484 Peachtree Rd NE ,
Atlanta, GA 30319.

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