The Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to present the fourth show in its fifteenth anniversary season: Tennessee Williams' much-lauded classic, The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie is an American masterpiece that announced the presence of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century. Williams' semi-autobiographical heartbreaking yet often humorous memory play about a young struggling poet and his tenuous relationships with his overbearing mother and his fragile sister is an emotionally charged portrait of hope in 1930s St. Louis that is timeless in its ability to capture the imagination and hearts of audiences.
The original Broadway production won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945 and has inspired two movie adaptations (one in 1950 starring Kirk Douglas and another in 1987 starring Paul Newman and JoAnne Woodward), multiple radio and TV productions (including one 1973 TV adaptation starring Katharine Hepburn), and countless stage productions. AsBroadway Magazine puts it: "Glass may break, candles may go out, but The Glass Menagerieendures. Unarguably one of the greatest American plays ever written."
Maryland Ensemble Theatre's production of The Glass Menagerie will run from February 7 to March 3, every Thursday through Sunday at the MET, located in the historic FSK Hotel at 31 W. Patrick Street. A $5 preview performance (cash only/no reservations) will take place on Thursday, February 7 at 8PM. There will be a gala opening on Sunday, February 10 at 6pm sponsored byMistero preceding the 7PM performance. Tickets are $15 through $24 and can be purchased at 301.694.4744, marylandensemble.org, or in person at the MET box office. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up.
Where: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Dates: February 7 through March 3, every Thursday through Sunday
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM, Sunday 2/10 & 3/4 @ 7PM, Sunday 2/16 & 2/24 @ 2PM. Ticket
Prices: $25.50 Adult, $21.50 Student/Senior, $16.50 Thursdays (Price includes all service fees).
Box Office: 301-694-4744 or marylandensemble.org or at the MET (Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 3pm, Friday 11am - 3pm and 1 hour before each show.)