The Concord Players Presents

Tennessee Williams

go to Auntie Mame
go to Witness for the Prosectution

February 1979

Directed by
Dorothy Schecter
Produced by
Lillian Anderson
  Michael Henchman


Director's Note

"The play is memory." Through the poet/ narrator, Tom Wingfield, Williams pieces together the fragments of his past. Clearly this play is autobiographical, but to describe it as a factual record would be to miss its essence entirely. Williams does not intend simply to draw us inward to his own consciousness; instead, he wishes us to share in his struggle for self-understanding and thereby move outward to a fuller recognition of the nature of all numan experience.

The Glass Menagerie is a magical play. It gives you "truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." In delicate tones of pathos and humor, it reveals a remembered world, intensely relived. Thought Williams uses fragments from his own shattered past, his play strikes chords of recognition in all of us.

In working on this production, we have come to know fully the artistry of Tennessee Williams. He has created a masterpiece in miniature -- in John Gassner's words, "a little play with a large soul." Its perfection in structure, characterization, and language makes it a joy to do, and, we hope, a pleasure to see.


The Cast
Lisa Curtis


The Crew
Stage Manager
assist stage mgr
Carol Sosman
Set design
Lighting design
Stephen Gambino
Costume design
set construction
Dick Morehouse
technical drawings
set painting
Set dressing
Bill Travers
Sharon Lane


go to Auntie Mamego to Witness for the Prosectution