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The Glass Menagerie

Directed by Kyle Donnelly


@ Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre

January 20 – 28

A MFA Workshop Production

About the Play

About the Playwright

Haunted by the past, the present, and the looming future, the Wingfield family comes to life on the stage once more in Tennessee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie.


Tennessee Williams, the author of A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, to name but a few of his masterpieces, is arguably our nation’s most important playwright. His characters are written with a sensitivity to what makes us human beings tick that is unmatched. The desires. The needs. The courage. The weaknesses.


About the Director

KYLE DONNELLY most recently directed Natasha's Dream by Yaroslava Pulovich and Spoon Lake Blues by Josh Tobiesson at the O'Neill Theatre Festival. She directed the American premiere of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! Off Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre and has directed at the Old Globe Seattle Repertory, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Huntington Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Ford's Theatre, Court Theatre, the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville, A Contemporary Theatre, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, and other regional theaters around the country. She has had a long association with Arena Stage in Washington, DC , having been Associate Artistic Director from 1992 to 1998 and directed such productions as Well, She Loves Me, Born Yesterday, The Women, The Miser, Molly Sweeney, Dancing at Lughnasa (winner of Helen Hayes Award for Best Production), Summer and Smoke, A Month in the Country, The School for Wives, Misalliance, Polk County (Helen Hayes Award for Best New Musical), Plough and the Stars, Shakespeare in Hollywood and others.


The Cast

The Creative Team

Tom - Mark Christine
Amanda - Taylor Shurte
Laura - Regan Linton
Jim O'Connor - Gabriel Lawrence
Director - Kyle Donnelly
Lighting Designer - Wen Ling Liao
Costume Designer - Elisa Benzoni
Sound Designer - Joe Huppert
Stage Manager - Lauren Juengel
Asst. Stage Manager - Zachary Kennedy
Asst. Director - Joshua Brody



Fri.Jan. 208:00 pm OPENING
Sat.Jan. 212:00 pm MATINEE
Sat.Jan. 218:00 pm  
Thu.Jan. 268:00 pm  
Fri.Jan. 278:00 pm  
Sat.Jan. 288:00 pm CLOSING

Located at: Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



$10 General Admission for all seats. Limited seating for this production. Tickets can be purchased online or available at the door night of show. Night of show tickets: CASH ONLY.


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