A gentle and moving masterpiece of American theatre!

One of the most timeless and famous plays written, in its first production ever at Pioneer Theatre Company, The Glass Menagerie brings  Amanda Wingfield and her painfully shy daughter Laura to life as they await the arrival of "the Gentleman Caller" who will transform the dross of their everyday lives into fine-spun gold.

Runs from Friday, October 21 - Saturday, November 5, 2016! 
Buy tickets  online anytime at PioneerTheatre.org  or call 801-581-6961
(The Box Office is open Mon.-Fri., 10-6 p.m. and Saturdays, during the run of show.) 
REMEMBER: Kids, K-12 are half-price on Mondays and Tuesdays!

Want to know more? Read about the production here, 
including interviews with Director Mary Robinson and the cast members: 

-Salt Lake Tribune
-Deseret News

Take a few minutes and listen to Matthew Ivan Bennett also talk with cast members on this month's podcast about the relevance of the play and how it has withstood time to remain one of the most noted plays of American literature: 

  Buzzsprout Podcast: The Glass Menagerie

Director's Notes
Director Choreographer Mary Robinson

"Truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion" is how Tennessee Williams' alter ego Tom Wingfield describes the story that he is about to tell us, at the start of  The Glass Menagerie.  Though all of Williams' work is personal in the extreme, only this early autobiographical play is based directly on his own family: his mother Edwina, his sister Rose...

Inspired by Life
Tennessee Williams, circa 1960

"All good art is an indiscretion."
-Tennessee Williams 

Born in Mississippi in 1911 as Thomas Lanier Williams, he adopted the name Tennessee after his father's birthplace. Moving to New Orleans in 1939, Williams produced an amazing amount of work during his lifetime. He is best known for his plays and film adaptations, but he also wrote poems, short stories and novels. 

His first major success came in 1945 in Chicago with the opening of The Glass Menagerie.... 

The Glass Menagerie's "Laura" shares her inspiration

eBackstage Newsletter had a chance to talk with  HANLEY SMITH about her character in  The Glass Menagerie, the painfully shy, withdrawn Laura. Ms. Smith is a New York-based actor, who is also a proud member of the folk trio, A Band Called Honalee, and the devised-theatre-based company, Sinking Ship Productions.

A challenging role, we ask Ms....

"A Requiem for August Moon"
A Requiem for August Moon 
by Elyzabeth Wilder kicks off the 2016-2017 season of Play-by-Play, PTC's New Play Reading Series November 11 & 12. 

Simon is a Ph.D candidate who has created a mathematical algorithm for predicting a hit song. However, he's been unable to finish his dissertation, because he is obsessed with finding a mathematically perfect song.

When he buys a box of tapes from the collection of an eccentric man named Charlie, he discovers the lost tapes of August Moon, a...

In December: Oliver! 
Charles Dickens' tale of the plucky orphan has been turned into a rousing musical featuring one of the most memorable Broadway scores ever written, including "Food, Glorious Food," "Where Is Love?," "Consider Yourself," "You've Got To Pick A Pocket or Two," "Who Will Buy," and more.

Featuring a cast of 35 and unforgettable characters like the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sykes and of course Oliver himself, Oliver! is a show for the whole family to enjoy.
December 2 - 17, 2016

Utah Watercolor Society
Fall Exhibition
Award of Excellence Winner: Irene Rampton's "Mellow Yellow"

The Utah Watercolor Society held their juried Fall Exhibition in PTC's Loge Gallery this month. See the winners, and the entries, Mon- Fri, 10 am to 6 pm, and before the production and at intermission.

Meet our Equity Cast for The Glass Menagerie
Logan James Hall
Zachary Prince
Hanley Smith
Nance Williamson

Synopsis : Tennessee Williams' classic play concerns Tom, "a poet with a job in a warehouse," his fragile, shy sister Laura, and their indomitable mother Amanda, who works heroically to keep her family together and dreams of a "gentleman caller" who will one day arrive to sweep her daughter off her feet.

RUNNING TIME: Two hours and fifteen minutes; which includes a fifteen-minute intermission.


Hanley Smith as Laura

Nance Williamson as Amanda
Zachary Prince as Tom

We wish to thank the voters of Salt Lake County for this production: