THE GLASS MENAGERIE

[By Tennessee Williams]
AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY

Auckland, New Zealand

MAY 2013

Laura was the key to my version of this perennial American classic. She fuels her brother's need to tell his painful story, often mistaken for realism.

Television star Antonia Prebble was an idealized version of Laura, who was joined by an all-star New Zealand cast including Edwin Wright as Tom, and Dame Elizabeth Hawthorne as Amanda. 

I imagined Tom conjuring the Wingfield apartment in the warehouse where he now works, his swirling memories summoning modern versions of the projections that were cut from Williams' original 1944 production.  

TOP TEN PRODUCTIONS OF 2013

New Zealand Lumière Reader

TEAM

Scenery | John Parker

Costumes | Elizabeth Whiting

Music & Sound | Adrian Hollay

Projections | Simon Barker

Lighting | Bonnie Burrill

Stage Management | Natasha Pearl

Direction | Jef Hall-Flavin

CAST

Amanda | Elizabeth Hawthorne, ONZM

Tom | Edwin Wright

Laura | Antonia Prebble

Jim | Richard Knowles

PHOTO GALLERY

[courtesy of Auckland Theatre Company]

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • The Play is Memory
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  • Adrian Hollay
00:00 / 00:00
  • Blow Out Your Candles
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  • Adrian Hollay
00:00 / 00:00

WHAT PEOPLE SAID

[THE LUMIÈRE READER]

I have to give huge credit to ATC and especially director Jef Hall-Flavin for giving us not only a great production of The Glass Menagerie, but a brave one. ... A flat-out triumph.

Sam Brooks

[VOXY NZ]

If you go to see this performance for no other reason, go to see Hawthorne play Amanda Wingfield – she has the audience spellbound in the palm of her hand the

entire time.

Samantha Lee

[NEW ZEALAND HERALD]

Acclaimed American director Jef Hall-Flavin brings an openness to poetic ambiguity and skilfully blends the catharsis of tragedy with the
vitality of romance.

Paul Simei-Barton

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