Brevard College Theatre Presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams


The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williamsis a memory play told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield. Tom (played by Theatre alum Scott Douglas ‘23) speaks to the audience from 1945 and shares memories from around 1938 when he lived at home with his mother (Amanda, played by Naomi Firebaugh ‘25) and sister (Laura, played by Ava Bonner ‘27).

Through these memories we see each family member attempt to balance their familial obligations with dreams of what could be. We see them reckon with necessities of survival, conflicting love languages, and desires to escape. Their conflict comes to a peak when Tom brings Jim (played by Sierethene Chepes, ‘25), an acquaintance from work and Tom’s high school days, home for dinner as a Gentleman Caller for Laura.

Brevard College students are using this story to investigate the role of generational thinking in shaping our values, and how those values affect our expectations and understanding of love.

All performances will take place in the Morrison Playhouse at The Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts on the Brevard College’s campus. Run time is about 2 hours including intermission. Performance times are as follows:

Thursday, February 29, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2:30 p.m.

Audiences are invited to join the cast and crew for the following post-performance activities: Opening Night toast on Thursday, a talkback conversation with Dr. John Padgett (Brevard College English Faculty) on Friday, and a closing toast on Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

Brevard College is located at 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, North Carolina. More information can be found at or by calling 828.641.0605.