ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS
The Glass MenagerieJune 10th at 7pm | June 11th at 2pm & 7pm | June 12th at 3pm
Hillsboro’s Old Stone School | 37098 Charles Town Pike | Hillsboro, Virginia 20132
The first production will be The Glass Menagerie, the signature masterpiece of one of America’s most celebrated playwrights, Tennessee Williams. The production, co-directed by Rebecca Baldwin Fuller and Evan Kagarise will showcase the talents of four local actors, all of whom have worked professionally on stage and screen.
Performances will be on Friday, June 10th at 7pm, Saturday, June 11th at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday, June 12th at 3pm. Tickets may be purchased online for $10, or at the door for $15. Drinks and other refreshments will be sold prior to the performance and during the intermission. All net proceeds will support historic restoration projects in The Hillsboro region.
For tickets to The Glass Menagerie and more information about The Hillsboro Players visit TheHillsboroPlayers.com
As the Artistic Director of Hillsboro Players, Ms. Baldwin Fuller, will play Amanda Wingfield in the production. She is a professional actor, who trained at prestigious drama schools. She has worked in film and television, Off-Broadway in New York, on national tours, and at a number of premier regional theatres throughout the country. She works as a nurse practitioner and is focused on supporting the performing arts in the community.
Co-director, Mr. Kagarise is studying for his BFA in Theatre Performance at VCU and is a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. He has graced the stages of the region in many community theatre productions over the years.
Leading the cast will be Matthew Curtis, in the role of Tom Wingfield, who is Tennessee Williams’ alter ego in the play. Mr. Curtis has worked on many stage productions and is a professional voice-over artist, whose vocal talents can be heard in national commercials, film trailers, and animated children’s shows. Widely sought after in major commercial markets, he chooses to reside here in Loudoun County by maintaining a professional recording studio in his home.
Tom’s sister, Laura Wingfield, will be played by recent Woodgrove High School graduate, Serena Parrish, who has already launched her professional career. She has worked in regional theatres, including Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, and Off-Broadway in New York.
The cast is rounded out by Wilson Seltzer, who plays the Gentleman Caller. Mr. Seltzer grew up performing at Maryland Ensemble Theatre and is completing a BFA in Acting at Towson University.
The Glass Menagerie is a lyrical drama, full of wit and charm, which takes place on the eve of World War II, in a dingy St. Louis apartment. Amanda Wingfield and her adult children, Tom and Laura, live in a world of illusion, designed to protect themselves from the unbearable collapse of dreams. Audiences will be transported into a bygone era, as this family confronts questions about both the past and the future, when a gentleman comes to call.