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  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams directed by Eleanor Crowder

    CastAmanda Wingfield ....................................................................................................... Rachel Eugster

    Tom Wingfield .................................................................................................................. Tim Oberholzer

    Jim O'Connor ............................................................................................................................ Cory Thibert

    Laura Wingfield ................................................................................................................... Sarah Waisvisz

    Production TeamStage Manager ............................................................................................. Jane Vanstone Osborn

    Set and Lighting Design ............................................................................................ David Magladry

    Sound Design .............................................................................................................. Robert Krukowski

    Costumes provided by ................................................................................................ HepKat Vintage

    Public Relations Assistance ................................................................................................ Alexis Scott

    Running time: approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission

    Appears by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.

    THE GLASS MENAGERIE is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

    on behalf of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

    This is a Canadian Actors Equity Association production under the Artists Collective Policy.

    The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

    presents

  • For The Gladstone

    Season Coordinator .........................................................................................................David Whiteley

    Volunteer Coordinator ........................................................................................................Elfreida Bock

    Box Office Managers .................................................................Tim Oberholzer, Betsy Johnson

    Resident Technical Director ..................................................................................... David Magladry

    Graphic Design .................................................................................................................. David Bromley

    Webmaster ...................................................................................................................................Fiona Currie

    Social Marketing ........................................................................................................................ #LikeAVoss

    Special Thanks

    Tom Pidgeon, Ottawa Little Theatre, Dee Dee Butters, Paula Piilonen,

    TheCanadian Museum of Nature, Phoenix Players, Orleans Young Players,

    Anna Lewis, Jackie Lyons, Gary Stein, Monica Rosenthal, Andrew Alexander,

    Steve Martin, Plosive Productions, Fiona Currie, David Whiteley, Dave

    Dawson, Robin Guy, Susanne Zorzella, Bernd Esche, Charlynn Lafontaine

    of F.Studio Flameworked Glass, Melody Jewitt of Flo Glassblowing, Lori

    Mellor and the Preston Street BIA, and last but certainly not least all our

    front of house volunteers!

    Season Sponsors: City of Ottawa Preston St. BIA

  • Eleanor CrowderDirectorEleanor Crowder is a writer, director and actor. Favourite roles include Mother Courage for James Richardson, the Shrew for Peter Hinton and eight seasons as the Dragon for Salamander Theatre.

    Most of her work tours, playing schools, community halls, ruins and glorious found spaces. Her devising and writing runs from first impulse (Family Stories with Kate Grier, coming to a kitchen table near you) to grand scale (TheChinese Bowl, Murder at the Avalon, GLEEbe, the Musical and Family in a Box). Her most recent plays, Mommas Boy and Windfall Jelly pit daily life against choric forms.

    For Bear & Co., Eleanor has directed 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and an all male The Taming of the Shrew. She appeared as twin Dukes in As You Like It, as Daphne in Momma's Boy, and as Mary in Age of Arousal.

    Director's MessageWelcome to a continuing experiment.

    In 1945, Tennessee Williams brought his audience a play which needed their indulgence. He asked their willingness to let sensation drive logic, in a theatre whose form echoed his experience of life. Here was art minus expected structure. His theatre borrowed from the movies as much as from memory, with events gaining elasticity and focus in the replay. He was uncertain about the response.

    Seventy years later, his experiment is a classic. Theatre stripped to its elements became the basic vocabulary of the next generation. This story takes its place with Orwell and Steinbeck on high school reading lists. It has become a title so familiar that its a surprise to realise weve never seen it staged. Which brings you to our experiment.

    In the prologue, our narrator Tom Wingfield speaks of a time when Americas vast middle class has its fingers pressed down on the fiery Braille of a dissolving economy. He brings us experience seared into his being, returning to ambush him as he lives his adult life. Williams presses our fingers down on the blinkered truth of a family branded by its past.

    In 2014, faith in the Century of Progress eludes us as much as it does Tom. We too teeter on the verge of bombardments. Where does the experiment strike you? Is this a recognisable sentimental journey? Or an indictment of the worst excesses of affection? Can we escape the imprint of family? Or will we replay dysfunction in myriad variations? We look forward to your input. If you can, join us in the lobby after the show for a drink, and share your take on how two more generations of world experience frames your response to the play.

  • CastRachel EugsterAmanda WingfieldRachels most recent Gladstone turns include appearing as Alice (Bear & Co.s Age of Arousal), as music director for Bears The Taming of the Shrew, and as a Gladstone Sister in Plosives A Miracle on 34th Street. In other hats, she is a member of Dragons Tea Trio with cellist Joan Harrison and guitarist Andrew Mah, and the author of The Pocket Mommy (Random House), which won Canadian Toy Testing Council and Canadian Childrens Book Centre awards. A lyric soprano, Rachel holds a Masters of Music (Applied Voice) from the Peabody Conservatory and an honors BA (Music and Theater) from Marlboro College.

    Tim OberholzerTom WingfieldTim is an Ottawa-based actor, theatre creator and producer. Recent credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Vanity Project Productions) for which he recently received a Capital Critics Circle Nomination for Best Actor, Age of Arousal, (Bear & Co.), Ethan Claymore (Same Day Theatre) and Dial M for Mountie (Eddie May Murder Mysteries). Tim was also a nominee for the 2013 Emerging Artist Award from Ottawas professional theatre awards, the Prix Rideau Awards. Tim can be seen next as Frank N. Furter in Vanity Project Productions The Rocky Horror Show at The Gladstone, April 1-4. Hope to see you there!

    Cory ThibertJim O'ConnorCory Thibert is the co-artistic director of the independent theatre company May Can Theatre. Within this company he has co-created and performed in such plays as Happiness, Wolves > Boys and It'sabout our Goldfish. You may have seen him act in recent plays: Death of a Salesman, Edmond, Princess Ivona, or (if you are a child) The Last Drop. When not performing on stage Cory Thibert is making films with his film production company Wolf Pelt Productions. Cory is very excited for the opportunity to work on such a great show with such great people.

    Sarah WaisviszLaura WingfieldSarah Waisvisz is a performer, director and playwright. Recent performance and creation credits include Zopyra Theatre's collectively-created Six: At Home (winner of two Rideau Awards for Outstanding New Creation and Outstanding Fringe Production) and 9th Hour Theatre Company's My Name is Asher Lev. A former performing company member of The Ottawa Stilt Union (BEOWULF; This is a Very Old Story), Sarah is the Artistic Associate for Counterpoint Players and the co-creator, with Bronwyn Steinberg, of OCCUPY ME. She is currently developing two new plays including a one-act solo show entitled Monstrous.

  • Production TeamJane Vanstone OsbornStage ManagerJane has worked across Canada. Most recently with Women Who Shout at the Stars (Ottawa Fringe Festival and Torontos SummerWorks). Some highlights include the Capital Critics Circle Award winning shows And Slowly Beauty (NAC/Belfry) and AChristmas Carol (NAC), along with a Prix Rideau Award for Stage Management on The Turn of the Screw, working with the Shaw Festival, NAC, GCTC, and Thousand Islands Playhouse. She has also stage managed school tours, puppets, operas, and theatre with the visually impaired. She would like to thank her Mom, who taught her to expect the best of people, and how to type.

    Robert KrukowskiSound DesignRobert is excited to be working with Bear & Co. on its production of The Glass Menagerie. Since childhood Robert has had an enthusiasm for a wide range of music, periodically studying the piano, which eventually led him to the world of sound design. Previously, he has worked on productions for Ottawa Little Theatre, as well as Fringe and Fresh Meat theatre festivals. Robert is happy to have the opportunity to work at The Gladstone and would like to thank his family, friends, and OLT, for their ongoing support and encouragement.