THIBODAUX – A cast and crew of Nicholls State University students and non-students will present Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” Thursday through Sunday, March 13 to 16, in Talbot Theater. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The Nicholls Players, under the direction of Dr. Stanley Coleman, assistant professor of speech and theater, will stage the classic story of a dysfunctional family in crisis. Characters include Tom Wingfield, an aspiring poet who supports his mother and sister by working at a shoe factory; Amanda, Tom’s controlling mother, who desperately seeks a suitor for her daughter Laura; and Laura herself, who lives in an imaginary world of music and glass figurines. The plot takes some unexpected turns when Tom brings a friend home for dinner.
Cast members include Laura Templet and Joey Pierce, senior English education majors; Kirk Savoie, senior criminal justice major; and Dacia Persilver, freshman environmental biology major.
“I truly look forward to working with these experienced and capable actors and can promise our audiences a first rate show,” Coleman said. “We especially want to encourage students of Nicholls and the area high schools to see this literary masterpiece.”
Dr. Rick Duet, associate professor of mass communication, will serve as technical director. Additional crew members include Nicole St. Laurent, senior English major; Katie Lyn Boudreaux, junior psychology major; Kristin Adolph, freshman culinary arts major; and Brian Lutman, sophomore general studies major. Treva Breaux, sixth grader at St. Genevieve Catholic School in Thibodaux, will assist the crew.Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 4 – $5 for students with a school ID card and $10 for general admission. Student groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets in advance for $3 each.
For reservations, call the Nicholls Department of Mass Communication at (985) 448-4586.