As summer starts to wind down and make way for fall, Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2018 season will transition from a bright, blockbuster summer to a mysterious, intriguing fall with The Glass Menagerie.
This American Classic will unfold on the Playhouse stage from September 27 to October 13. Combining the strong Flat Rock creative team and the powerful language crafted by playwright Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie promises to be a beautiful and fascinating production.
Commonly known as a memory play that premiered originally in 1944, The Glass Menagerie last appeared at the Flat Rock Playhouse stage 25 years ago starring Janie Bushway, Scott Treadway, Mark Warwick, and Tony Award Winning, Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen). This marked the beginning of Project Playhouse, a program designed to provide school shows to local high school students and the required transportation. On the 25th anniversary of Project Playhouse, The Glass Menagerie will return to the Playhouse stage and will again welcome local students to see this notable production at the historic State Theater of North Carolina.
Whether an avid theater-goer or a novice to live performance, The Glass Menagerie will enchant audiences and touch the hearts of all who attend this momentous production at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage from September 27 to October 13.
The Glass Menagerie features returning Flat Rock favorites Paige Posey as Amanda and Scott Treadway as Tom. Newcomers to Flat Rock Playhouse Sara Barnett will play the role of Laura and Karack Osborn as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. Scott Treadway previously appeared this year in Clue: The Musical! and The Love List, and he most recently directed Always a Bridesmaid. Paige Posey is a longtime Vagabond currently serving her second year as President of the Flat Rock Playhouse Board of Trustees. Having started her journey at the Playhouse in 1982 as an Apprentice, Paige Posey has shaped the Playhouse over the years as an actor, director, and manager.
The production will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant. Adam Goodrum will serve as Production Manager. Dennis C. Maulden, Todd O. Wren, Rebecca Conway and Will Burns will serve as Scenic, Lighting, Costume, and Sound Design respectively. Bill Muñoz serves as Stage Manager with Chelsie Kolarik as Assistant Stage Manager. Cassidy Bowles will be designing the properties.
The Glass Menagerie will run from September 27 through October 13 at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage in Flat Rock. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20 – $52 with a child ticket at $17 for 17 and under and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-737-8008 or online at Flat Rock Playhouse’s website.
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
The Glass Menagerie is presented by Opening Night Sponsor BMW of Asheville and Mainstage Series Sponsor Henderson County Tourism Development Authority. Hunter Subaru is the official Transportation Sponsor of Flat Rock Playhouse.